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African American Studies Department

Subject Source: Othersourc

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

African American Studies Department

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: UA-8-4-0
Scope and Contents

This collection contains papers from the African American Studies Department 1995-2006. These include promotional brochures, flyers for course offerings, and interdepartmental memos about finding a new head for the Dept. (1995).

Dates: 1995 - 2005

Shirley Hardin Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Collection number: UA-23-23
Scope and Contents

Dr. Shirley Hardin, was director of African American Studies and a professor of English. She retired from Valdosta State in 2015-16. She donated three ornamental figurines.

Dates: Acquired: 2000's

The Mary Turner Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Collection number: MS -170
Scope and Contents In May of 1918, Hampton Smith, a 31 year old White plantation owner in Brooks County, Georgia was shot and killed by one of his Black workers named Sydney Johnson. What ensued after the shooting was a mob driven manhunt for Johnson and others thought to be involved in his decision to kill Hampton Smith. That manhunt lasted for more than a week and resulted in the deaths of at least 13 people with some historical accounts suggesting a higher number of persons killed. One of the people killed...
Dates: 2021-04-21