close
Font size options
Increase or decrease the font size for this website by clicking on the 'A's.
Contrast options
Choose a colour combintion to give he most comfortable contrast.

African Americans in Times of War

Celebrating African American Heritage: A Series for Adults

2019-02-09 11:00:00 2019-02-09 12:15:00 America/New_York African Americans in Times of War Sharon Forks Library

Saturday, February 09
11:00am - 12:15pm

Add to Calendar 2019-02-09 11:00:00 2019-02-09 12:15:00 America/New_York African Americans in Times of War Sharon Forks Library

Sharon Forks Library

Sharon Forks Meeting Room Side B

Archivist Sarah Tanner will present archival resources and artwork that demonstrate the struggles and accomplishments of African Americans past and present. Serving as soldiers, sailors, pilots, veterans, nurses, and civilians, African Americans held various roles in times of war. The story of African Americans during war time is filled with “paradoxes of valor and defeat, of civil rights opportunities and setbacks, of struggles abroad and at home, of artistic creativity and repression, and of catastrophic loss of life and the righteous hope for peace.” This program will discuss how this history is represented in the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library’s Archives Research Center, how to access these materials, where to find digital resources, and the importance of archival material in telling this story.

This program is part of a series on African American history for adults sponsored by the FCPL Friends & Advocates.

About Sarah Tanner

Sarah Tanner is currently serving as the Head of the Archives Research Center at the Atlanta University Robert W. Woodruff Library. After receiving her Masters of Information Science degree with a specialization in archives from the University of Tennessee, Sarah moved to Atlanta in 2014 to work at the AUC Woodruff Library. It was in Atlanta that she further developed her love for the history of the city and now works to ensure that the history of its underrepresented groups are accurately preserved in the historical record. She was the 2018 President of the Society of Georgia Archivists, and continues to serve on the Board as Chair of the Nomination Committee.

TAGS: | Guest Lecture |

Sharon Forks Library

AskaLibrarian@forsythpl.org
Phone: 770-781-9840

Hours
Mon, Apr 22 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Apr 23 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Apr 24 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Apr 25 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Apr 26 10:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Apr 27 10:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Apr 28 1:30PM to 5:30PM

About The Library

Main Library Telephone:  770-781-9840

Automated Telephone Renewals:  770-781-9865

Other Branch Information

Upcoming Events

Sharon Forks Meeting Room Side B
Wed, Apr 24, 10:15am - 10:45am

Sharon Forks Meeting Room Side B
Wed, Apr 24, 11:15am - 11:45am

Sharon Forks Meeting Room Side B
Wed, Apr 24, 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Sharon Forks Meeting Room Side B
Wed, Apr 24, 6:45pm - 8:15pm
Registration is now closed

Sharon Forks Meeting Room Side B
Thu, Apr 25, 10:15am - 10:45am

Sharon Forks Meeting Room Side B
Thu, Apr 25, 11:15am - 11:45am

Sharon Forks Meeting Room Side B
Thu, Apr 25, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Sharon Forks Meeting Room Side A
Thu, Apr 25, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Sharon Forks Meeting Room
Fri, Apr 26, 11:00am - 11:45am

Sharon Forks Meeting Room Side B
Sat, Apr 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Sharon Forks Meeting Room Side B
Sun, Apr 28, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
This event is full

Sharon Forks Meeting Room Side A
Tue, Apr 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Sharon Forks Meeting Room Side B
Tue, Apr 30, 6:45pm - 8:15pm
Registration is now closed

Sharon Forks Meeting Room Side A
Tue, Apr 30, 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Registration is now closed

Sharon Forks Meeting Room Side A
Wed, May 01, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Sharon Forks Meeting Room Side B
Wed, May 01, 2:00pm - 7:00pm

Sharon Forks Meeting Room Side A
Wed, May 01, 6:45pm - 8:15pm
Registration is now closed

Sharon Forks Meeting Room Side B
Thu, May 02, 10:15am - 11:45am

Sharon Forks Meeting Room Side A
Thu, May 02, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Sharon Forks Conference Room
Thu, May 02, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Sharon Forks Meeting Room
Sat, May 04, 10:00am - 5:30pm

Sharon Forks Conference Room Side 2
Mon, May 06, 9:30am - 11:30am
This event is full

Sharon Forks Meeting Room Side A
Tue, May 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Sharon Forks Meeting Room Side B
Tue, May 07, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Sharon Forks Meeting Room Side A
Tue, May 07, 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Registration is now closed

Sharon Forks Meeting Room Side B
Wed, May 08, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Sharon Forks Meeting Room Side B
Thu, May 09, 10:15am - 11:45am

Sharon Forks Meeting Room Side B
Thu, May 09, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Sharon Forks Conference Room
Mon, May 13, 10:30am - 11:30am

Sharon Forks Meeting Room Side B
Mon, May 13, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Sharon Forks Meeting Room Side A
Mon, May 13, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Tue, May 14, 11:00am - 2:30pm

Sharon Forks Meeting Room Side A
Tue, May 14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Sharon Forks Meeting Room Side A
Tue, May 14, 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Registration is now closed

Sharon Forks Meeting Room Side A
Wed, May 15, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Sharon Forks Meeting Room Side B
Thu, May 16, 10:15am - 11:45am

Sharon Forks Meeting Room Side A
Thu, May 16, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Sharon Forks Conference Room Side 2
Mon, May 20, 9:30am - 11:30am
This event is full

Sharon Forks Meeting Room Side B
Wed, May 22, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Sharon Forks Meeting Room Side B
Thu, May 23, 10:15am - 11:45am