Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Rally Round-Up

Thank you to everyone who showed their support for the Georgia Archives by attending the rally today at the State Capitol!

There was a wonderful turnout, with archivists, genealogists, historians, students and other well-wishers in attendance.

Speakers included Dianne Cannestra of the Friends of Georgia Archives and History, former U.S. Attorney/Congressman Bob Barr, UGA historian James Cobb, Emma Davis-Hamilton of the African-American Genealogical Society, Senator Gail Davenport, Representative Debbie Buckner, and Kaye Minchew of the Troup County Archives and the Coalition to Preserve the Georgia Archives.

A surprise(d) speaker was Mayor J.B. Burke of Morrow, who gave impassioned comments about the importance of the Georgia Archives to Morrow, Clayton County and the State.

Press was well-represented, and coverage of the rally has already appeared in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Kudos to the speakers, organizers and attendees!

You can share your photos or reflections on the event in the SGA newsletter. Send submissions to Joshua Kitchens by October 12, 2012 at joshua.kitchens@gcsu.edu

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