Clayton State University’s Center for Continuing Education (CEC) and the National Archives at Atlanta will host a series of three history-related courses; from Stories of Civil Rights Era to World War II, from Feb. 22 to Apr. 26.
The specific courses will start with “Stories of the Civil Rights Era,” and will include original documents and actual historical family stories from the period. The series will also provide insight into life during the U.S. Depression, and “Stories of the Home Front and Tales from Two Theatres” about World War II, the stories of soldiers abroad in Europe, the South Pacific, and how they acted as catalyst for how Americans aided soldiers at war in response to D-Day.
Each of the courses is offered at the National Archives at Atlanta. Cost for each is $20:
Stories of the Civil Rights Era
National Archives, Tuesday, Feb. 22; 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Using the wealth of the Civil Rights holdings within the National Archives at Atlanta, this session will combine an overview of the "long" Civil Rights Movement while using original documents and shared family stories.
Stories of the Great Depression
National Archives, Tuesday, Mar. 22; 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
A defining time of family struggles and attitudes towards government, this session will explore how the 1930s changed our nation and shaped family outlooks.
World War II: Stories of the Home Front and Tales from Two Theatres
National Archives, Tuesday, Apr. 26; 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
With war in Europe and in the Pacific, America pulled itself out of the Great Depression and took center stage in the world. Everyone seemed to play a part from the soldiers on D-Day to the marines on Iwo Jima to those building ships, making uniforms, and purchasing goods with ration stamps.
For more information on the course offerings and the National Archives at Atlanta, 5780 Jonesboro Rd., adjacent to the Clayton State campus. For more information, visit their website at http://www.archives.gov/southeast/. To register for the series visit the website http://conted.clayton.edu/ or call the CEC office at (678) 466-5050.