Final Lecture in Series That Honors Voices of Augusta’s Past

Saving the Voices from Augusta’s Past, a lecture series honoring the digitization of rare Augusta oral histories will conclude with a final lecture this week.

The final lecture is scheduled for Wednesday, October 24. Dr. Paulette Harris will present Biography of Anna T. Jeanes and the Jeanes Supervisor: Second Look at 7 p.m. in University Hall 170.

Dr. Harris is the Cree-Walker Professor of Education at Augusta State University.  She has taught extensively in the fields of education leadership and curriculum development as well as the history of American education. She is the founder and current director of the ASU Literacy Center, which provides literacy-related community services to the CSRA.

Dr. Harris will be speaking about philanthropist Anna T. Jeanes and her contributions to African American teacher education.  Special attention will be given to the Jeanes Supervisors who provided education to African American students in the rural South during the early twentieth century.

The series is a collaborative effort between Reese Library’s Carol Waggoner-Angleton; Dottie Demarest, local history librarian at the Augusta Public Library; and Lynn Dennison, director of Collins-Callaway Library. It is funded entirely by the Georgia Humanities Council’s From Our Past, In the Present, For the Future grant initiative. The grant supports public programs that explore the traditions, stories, and ideas that shape us—as a people, as communities, and as a society.

This event is free and open to the public.
For additional information, call 706-667-4904 or email