Historian, author to speak at UWG

4:06 PM, Oct 17, 2012   |    comments
Dr. Raymond Arsenault (Photo: Graham Photography)
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CARROLLTON, Ga. -- Historian of the Freedom Riders Movement, Dr. Raymond Arsenault will speak at the University of West Georgia on Thursday.

Dr. Aresnault, Professor of Southern History at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, will come to UWG's Ingram Library at 7 p.m., as part of their Freedom Riders national exhibition. The exhibition runs from October 16 through November 13.  

According to Lisa Matheson of UWG, Arsenault's book, "Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice," is known as the definitive book on the subject.

Arsenault will hold a book signing before he speaks, and a reception will follow, to be sponsored by Ingram Library's Penelope Melson Society.

All events of the evening are free and open to the public.

The Freedom Riders exhibition was created by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, in partnership with "American Experience," according to Matheson. 

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