Wednesday, May 4, 2011

2011 Historic Preservation Month




2011 Preservation Month Lecture Series
Thursdays in May at 6:30 p.m.
Rhodes Hall, Atlanta

Tomorrow night, May 5, 6:30 p.m.

Identifying & Preserving Mid-20th Century African American Schools

Lecture by Jeanne Cyriaque & Steven Moffson of the Georgia Historic Preservation Division

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Equalization schools were built in Georgia during the 1950s and 1960s to create school facilities that were "separate but equal" for whites and blacks. Nearly 400 schools were built, and additions were made to over 100 existing equalization schools for African Americans in Georgia alone. Hear amazing success stories and incredible people who work to preserve and find new uses for these endangered yet historic treasures.

Lecture is FREE. Come early and enjoy light refreshments at the reception, which begins at 6 p.m.

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