Antioch A.M.E. Digital Archive

History Day Collection

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Title

History Day Collection

Description

People that helped make the history day a huge success:

• The planning committee members Elayne Hunter, Tigner Rand, and Calvin Washington.
• Independent genealogist Elyse Hill.
• UWG Special Collections director Blynne Olivieri and archivist Shanee' Murrain, who led workshops for participants.
• UWG Department of History Professor Larry Rivers, who gave the closing keynotes about the A.M.E. church history.
• Allison Hutton and Arden Williams of Georgia Humanities, which generously funded the program.
• Public history students played a vital role overseeing the digitization of church members' collections, which are be adding to this digital archive.

Date

July 16, 2016

Collection Items

Photograph of University of West Georgia Special Collections director Blynne Olivieri and archivist Shanee' Murrain, Stone Mountain, Georgia, 2016 July 16
UWG Special Collections director Blynne Olivieri (left) and archivist Shanee' Murrain (right) led a fantastic workshop on preserving family and church records. Included in the workshop were important conversations about ownership of records and…

Photograph of University of West Georgia History Professor Dr. Larry Rivers, Stone Mountain Georgia, 2016 July 16
Dr. Larry Rivers of the UWG Department of History gave the keynote address on the history of the A.M.E. church, with a focus on Antioch's past. Participants reported they were "full of knowledge" after his talk.

Photograph of Member of the Sons of Allen making breakfast, Stone Mountain, Georgia, 2016 July 16
The Antioch A.M.E. Church's men's group, the Sons of Allen, generously cooked a breakfast of fried fish and grits for the participants of History Day.

Photograph of Tigner Rand and Edith Kelman, Stone Mountain, Georgia, 2016 July 16
Tigner Rand of Antioch A.M.E. Church talks with Edith Kelman of the Early Edgewood-Candler Park Biracial History Project in Atlanta. Kelman, with a group of neighborhood activists, has led a nine-year effort to document the African American history…

Photograph of Antioch A.M.E. Church members helping to digitize objects, Stone Mountain, Georgia, 2016 July 16
Antioch A.M.E. Church members [from left to right] Shirley Vaughn, Meta Simon, and William Thomas donated items to be scanned into the archive. Jackie Cain, a University of West Georgia Center for Public History volunteer for Summer 2016, and Jennah…

Photograph of Sharon Youngblood with University of West Georgia Public History students, Stone Mountain, Georgia, 2016 July 16
University of West Georgia Public History students talk with Sharon Youngblood, a long-time member of Antioch A.M.E. Church. Youngblood allowed students to scan a souvenir program of the 1960s church groundbreaking in its second locaiton in Downtown…

Photograph of Tigner Rand and William Thomas, Stone Mountain, Georgia, 2016 July 16
Antioch A.M.E. Church History Day planning committee member Tigner Rand (right) and church photographer William Thomas (left) on History Day.

Photograph of University of West Georgia Center for Public History Graduate Research Assistant Hannah Givens and Center for Public History volunteer Jackie Cain, Stone Mountain, Georgia, 2016 July 16
University of West Georgia Public History Graduate Research Assistant Hannah Givens (left) and UWG Center for Public History volunteer Jackie Cain photographed items for the Antioch A.M.E. digital archive.

Photograph of the 1933 Cornerstone of Antioch A.M.E. Church, Georgia, 2016 July 16
Mark Greenberg took this photograph of the 1933 Cornerstone of the Antioch A.M.E. Church that was in Decatur, Georgia.

Photograph of the 1995 Cornerstone of Antioch A.M.E. Church, Stone Mountain, Georgia, 2016 July 16
Mark Greenberg took this photograph of the 1995 Cornerstone for Antioch A.M.E. Church in Stone Mountain, Georgia during the History Day events.
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