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Love, Marriage and the Role of the Woman in Cherokee Society
February 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Estelle Bennett Hughes Theater
Each year, this organization designates February as Georgia History Month and affiliate members of the society schedule programs concerning Georgia’s history.
Admission for each lecture is $10, $5 for members, Reinhardt University faculty and staff.
Space is limited, call 770-720-5967 to make reservations for all programs.
W. Jeff Bishop, Director of the Funk Heritage Center, will examine the roles and responsibilities of Cherokee women during a time of intense cultural change, at the beginning of the 19th century. Prior coming to the Center, he was Executive Director of the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society for five years and oversaw the day-to-day operations of the McRitchie-Hollis Museum. In 2017, he was appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to serve on the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council. Bishop grew up in Senoia, a small Georgia town now famous as the film site for the AMC hit show “The Walking Dead.” He received his undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and his master’s degree in public history and museum studies at the University of West Georgia. He worked for many years as a writer and editor for various Georgia newspapers and magazines. In addition to publishing numerous books and plays based on the history of Northwest Georgia, he served as president of the Georgia Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association, partnering with the National Park Service to develop wayside exhibits that interpret the Trail of Tears in Georgia. He also authored a new Georgia Trail of Tears map and brochure, now available in welcome centers all over the nation.