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Bucket List: Athens and the African-American Experience

Athens is often overlooked when it comes to special events and landmarks that commemorate Black History Month. African-American heritage is deeply rooted in Athens. The town was once a thriving location for African- American education, commerce, and entertainment. Black Athenians faced the same struggles as other blacks to overcome inequality. Despite experiencing the unjust effects…

Black History Month celebrations highlight ‘further need for change’

ATHENS, Ga.,– Organizers of Black History Month events here in Athens say the discussions sparked by this year’s observance may be more important than ever after a divisive political season. Ayesha Jamil, a director of University Union at UGA, is working to plan events for Black History Month that are themed around social justice issues…