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GALILEO Offers Online Resources for the Study of Slavery in America

On June 17, 2021, President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law, marking June 19th a federal holiday. Although the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by Abraham Lincoln two years prior in 1963, ending chattel slavery in … Continue reading

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The Augusta News-Review Now Freely Available in the Georgia Historic Newspapers Website

The Augusta Public Library is happy to announce that another historic Augusta newspaper has been added to the Georgia Historic Newspapers website. Thanks to the Digital Library of Georgia and former publisher Dr. Mallory Millender, the AUGUSTA NEWS-REVIEW, which served … Continue reading

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The Negro Traveler’s Green Book: the Bible of Black Travelers

The Jim Crow era was a dark time in the history of the United States and for African Americans living during that era, being out and about in the world and navigating the basic logistics of the day to day … Continue reading

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Honoring Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, the Georgia Heritage Room of the Augusta Public Library has partnered with Mr. George Wingard, Program Manager for the Savannah River Archaeological Research Program at the Savannah River Site to provide free access to … Continue reading

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Free Family History Classes and Webinars for 2021

Looking for a learning opportunity while you’re stuck at home? FamilySearch has you covered. As a FamilySearch Affiliate Library, the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System offers access to digital records that may help you solve some of your questions about … Continue reading

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StoryCorps Comes to the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library

February is Black History Month and the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System wants to know more about African-Americans in our community. We are looking for people who would be willing to record an interview with a friend or family member … Continue reading

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Augusta’s Trench and Camp Newspaper Now Available Online

Augusta’s Camp Hancock was one of thirty-two cantonments or temporary sites erected by the United States War Department in a mass-mobilization effort to prepare an army of one million fighting men to join the Allies in defeating the Central Powers … Continue reading

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Decades of episodes of Augusta, Georgia’s pioneering African American gospel television program Parade of Quartets now available freely online

The Digital Library of Georgia has partnered with the Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia Libraries to digitize part of its collection of Parade of Quartets. This gospel program has aired on WJBF-TV in … Continue reading

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Issues of the Augusta Herald dating from 1898 to 1924 are now freely available at the Georgia Historic Newspapers website

ATHENS, Ga. — Issues of the Augusta Herald dating from 1898 to 1924 are now freely available at the Georgia Historic Newspapers website. Through a partnership with the Augusta-Richmond County Library System, the Digital Library of Georgia has completed the … Continue reading

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Virtual Book Talk with Award-Winning Writer Libby Copeland

Thursday, October 29th at 2:00 pm Join Libby Copeland for a discussion of her new book, The Lost Family: How DNA Testing Is Upending Who We Are. In The Lost Family, journalist Libby Copeland investigates what happens when we embark … Continue reading

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