Atlanta- Margaret Mitchell House- The Black Calhouns- Feb 26

Atlanta History Center- Margaret Mitchell House- Thursday February 25, 2016 – 7 pm
Gail Buckley– The Black Calhouns: From Civil War to Civil Rights with One African American FamilyGIG 51oI+P7xMVL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_ (1)
Margaret Mitchell House Lecture features Gail Buckley speaking on her book The Black Calhouns.  Beginning with her great-great-grandfather Moses Calhoun, a house slave who used the rare advantage of his education to become a successful businessman in postwar Atlanta, Buckley follows her family’s two branches: one that stayed in the South and the other that settled in Brooklyn. Through the lens of her relatives’ momentous lives, Buckley examines major events throughout American history. From Atlanta during Reconstruction and the rise of Jim Crow, from the two World Wars to New York City during the Harlem Renaissance and then the Civil Rights Movement, this ambitious, brilliant family witnessed and participated in the most crucial events of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
 Admission is $10 for nonmembers. Reservations required. Click here to purchase tickets
Atlanta History Center’s Midtown Campus, 979 Crescent Avenue NE, Atlanta, Georgia
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