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February 2018 Lecture Series Program - History Month in Georgia

The Funk Heritage Center is participating in the statewide Georgia History Festival sponsored by the Georgia Historical Society. Three excellent lectures are scheduled during "Georgia History Month" held annually around the anniversary of the founding of the Georgia's first colony, February 12, 1733. The public is invited to all of these programs. The lectures all begin at 2 p.m. and admission is $10, $5 for members and RU faculty, staff. Reservations are required and students with an RU ID card are free. Call 770-720-5967 to make reservations. See the information below for details concerning each program.

Tuesday, February 6, 2 p.m.

       Vince Dooley and Dr. Samuel Thomas, co-authors of 

                                                         The Legion's Fighting Bulldog*                                           

 

                                                             Vince Dooley      Vince Dooley (L) and Dr. Samuel Thomas (R)    Dr, Samuel Thomas     

                 

Vince Dooley, historian and former University of Georgia athletic director and head football coach, and Dr. Samuel Thomas, director of the Thomas R.R. Cobb House in Athens, will speak about their new book. "The Legion's Fighting Bulldog" details the life of St. Col. William Gaston Delony who commanded one of the most storied military units of the Civil Way, the Georgia Legion Calvalry. This account of his life is mostly derived from wartime correspondence between Delony and his wife Rosa.              

                                                                                                   *Published by Mercer University Press              

                                                                                                                                                                                  

 Thursday, February 15, 2 p.m.

Author Dr. Michael Morris

Backcountry Bourgeoisie--Scots-Irish Fur Traders and their Indian Brides   

Dr. Morris, of the College of Costal Georgia, who is pictured below, is an expert in the field of colonial Southeastern Indian trade, especially the role of Native American women. He recently published the first scholarly biography of George Galphin, principle agent to the Creek Indians. Living among the Creek Indians for years as a trader, Galphin's marriages and behests to his multiracial family members set off a decades-long controversy in the Georgia courts.              

Michael Morris

  

Tuesday, February 20, 2 p.m.

    Dr. George Lamplugh 

            States" Rights, Nullification and Cherokee Removal     

To finalize this series of lectures, Dr. Lamplugh, pictured below, returns to "connect the dots" between States' rights, nullification and the removal of the Cherokee in 1838. Dr. George Lamplugh is an expert on 19 century Georgia. He will explain that Andrew Jackson strongly opposed nullification when it did not serve his purposes. He also endorsed it when it resulted in a policy he liked. Dr. Lamplugh will provide insight into how this affected the Cherokee Indians and their 1838 removal to Oklahoma    

Dr. George Lamplugh                                                                           .