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The Athens-Clarke County Library’s Reflecting, Sharing, Learning program presents a lecture on one of Georgia history’s influential yet polarizing figures, journalist Henry W. Grady.

“Henry Grady and the New South,” a lecture by Dr. E. Culpepper “Cully” Clark, will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 28, at the Taylor-Grady House in Athens.

Clark is Dean Emeritus at the University of Georgia’s Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication and is known as an expert on Henry Grady.

Clark’s research and writing has focused on the New South Movement and Civil Rights.  His book The Schoolhouse Door: Segregation's Last Stand at the University of Alabama  (Oxford 1993) made The New York Times Book Review's Notable Books list.  He is dean and professor emeritus at both the University of Alabama and the University of Georgia.  Clark retired July 1, 2013, and recently published a centennial history of the Grady College. Clark is currently working on a book to be titled, William Tecumseh Sherman, Henry Woodfin Grady, and the Making of Atlanta.  He will have a few words about its working thesis. Grady College Dean Charles N. Davis will introduce Clark.

The lecture is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. The event will take place at the Taylor-Grady House, 634 Prince Avenue, Athens. The house will be open for tours starting at 5:30 p.m. 

Overflow parking is located at 740 Prince Avenue. An exhibition of Henry Grady memorabilia will also be on display at the Athens-Clarke County Library, located at 2025 Baxter Street, Athens. For more information, call (706) 613-3650, ext. 343.

The Taylor Grady House is a national historic landmark in Athens, GA available for special events, open to the public for tours, and serves as the home of the Junior League of Athens. 

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