Dr Wilf Nicholls, retired Director of the Georgia State Botanical Garden, leads us on a virtual tour of many of Athens' public gardens. Athens is home to America's first garden club and has a number of beautiful gardens that are open to the public, although you might not know that some of them are there.
A slide talk by Athens artist Gunnar Tarsa on his artistic journey. The talk was accompanied by an exhibition of Tarsa’s work in ACCL’s Quiet Gallery, which featured Tarsa’s drawings and paintings, focusing on his intricate images, rendered small and large.
Yesterday’s Visions: Warren Manning Master Plan 1925 - the ACCL Heritage Room’s Beth Whitlock and Steven Brown from the UGA Special Collections Library discuss the Manning Master Plan for Athens in a presentation for the Athens Historical Society.
Lieutenant Flipper’s Trial, an original one-act play is performed by its author, Bob Rogers, a former U.S. Army Captain and combat leader during the Vietnam War. The play is about the first African American graduate of West Point. It dramatizes his 1881 court martial and talks about the controversy about whether Lt. Flipper was treated fairly.
This program features a variety of perspectives, including those who went to Vietnam because they thought it was their patriotic duty, and those who resisted the draft on moral grounds. Moderator Dr James D. Marshall is a retired Professor of Language and Literacy Education at the University of Georgia. The program is one of a series of events co-sponsored by BoomAthens Magazine and Reflecting, Sharing, Learning.