Author/Historian Victoria Wilcox to Speak on the Southern Heritage of Doc Holliday
Clayton State University’s Alpha-Nu-Psi Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society, is pleased to announce its annual initiation on Friday, Apr. 19, at 7 p.m., in room B14 of the Clayton State Lecture Hall. Colleen S. Hartmann, a Middle Grades Education major from Forest Park, Ga., will be honored with her initiation into the society.
An added treat for the evening will be a talk by author and historian Victoria Wilcox on, "Gone with the Wind Goes West: The Surprising Southern Heritage of Doc Holliday." Wilcox is founding director of Georgia's Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House Museum, the antebellum home of the family of Doc Holliday. The initiation and talk are free and open to the public.
Wilcox’ work with the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House led to 18 years of original research and inspired her novel trilogy, “Southern Son: The Saga of Doc Holliday
.” She has been advisor and contributor to other authors, has lectured extensively, and appeared on various television programs relating to her work. A member of the Western Writers of America, Wilcox's writing on the Old South and the Wild West has been featured in such publications as TrueWest Magazine
and North Georgia Journal.
Drawing on her lifelong love of music and theater, she has also written songs for Nashville recording artists and authored the musical Goin' To Zion!,
along with numerous smaller theatrical works. Her book tour for Inheritance,
the first volume in the Southern Son
saga, will take her across the country to all the places Doc Holliday knew in his adventurous life, including a return to Tombstone, Ari., site of the OK Corral shootout.
Phi Alpha Theta (ÖÁÈ
) is an American honor society for undergraduate and graduate students and professors of history. The society has more than 350,000 members, with about 9,500 new members joining each year through 860 local chapters. Membership in Clayton State’s chapter of Phi Alpha Theta is open to all Clayton State students who have taken 12 semester hours in history and achieved a 3.1 grade point average in those courses, as well as an overall GPA of 3.0. It also is open to full-time faculty and emeritus faculty in history.
For more information, contact Dr. Randall S. Gooden, assistant professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences at Clayton State University, at RandallGooden@clayton.edu