The Center for the Study of Georgia History will present a two-day symposium in honor of its founder and director Edward J. Cashin. The Edward J. Cashin Memorial Symposium, being held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 16-17, will be held at several venues throughout the city. It is sponsored in conjunction with the Georgia History Consortium, and registration is necessary.
On Friday, it begins at 10 a.m. at the Augusta Museum of History, with Dr. Julie Anne Sweet, Baylor University, presenting William Stephens: A Man of Duty. That presentation will be followed by a presentation by Dr. Michael Morris, Dalton State University, titled Mary Musgrove: A Dangerous Sovereignty. Other presentations taking place at the museum include Newspapers, Court, and Labor Violence: The Case of the Ogeechee Insurrection, 1868-1869 by Dr. Jonathan Bryant, Georgia Southern University, and The Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Parts: A Social History of Three African American Neighborhoods in Savannah by Dr. Martha Keber, Georgia College & State University.
Dr. Betty Wood, Cambridge University, will deliver the keynote address at 6 p.m. in 170 University Hall titled Rumor, Race, and the Coming of the American Revolution in Georgia.
The conference continues on Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. in 170 University Hall with a presentation by Dr. Bobby Donaldson, University of South Carolina, Evidence of Things Not Seen: Uncovering Augusta, Georgia’s Long Civil Rights History and followed by Johnny Mercer’s Georgia, presented by Dr. Glenn Eskew, Georgia State University. From 2-4 p.m., sessions will focus on Dr. Cashin, The Legacy of a Scholar. The three sessions include a presentation by Dr. John Inscoe, University of Georgia, Edward Cashin: An Appreciation, a presentation titled Happy Warriors: Berry Benson and His Biographer by Dr. William H. Bragg, Georgia College & State University (Retired), and One Who Tells an Important Story: Edward Cashin and his Story of Augusta by Dr. Kathryn Braund, Auburn University.
For more information about the Center, call the Center for the Study of Georgia History at 706-667-4101. This event is free and open to the public.