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Young Harris College Presents Black History Month Lecture Series

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College’s History Department will present two special lectures in honor of Black History Month on Wednesday, Feb. 15, and Wednesday, Feb. 22, and 6 p.m. in the Wilson Lecture Hall of the Goolsby Center on the YHC campus. The lectures are free and open to the public.

On Wednesday, Feb. 15, YHC’s Associate Professor of History Thomas Stearns, Ph.D., will present a lecture entitled “Pies and Quilts: Unsung Ladies of the Civil Rights Movement.” Dalton State University’s Tammy K. Byron, Ph.D., will present “Somewhere a Real Bible: African American Slaves and Christian Religious Instruction in the Antebellum South” the following week on Wednesday, Feb. 22.

This inaugural lecture series celebrates African American contributions to America’s past.

For more information, contact the History Department at (706) 3799-5221. 

About Young Harris College
Young Harris College is a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through the highest quality liberal arts education. The College currently has more than 1,100 students across five divisions—Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., has completed major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth. Recent LEED-certified campus improvements include the 121,000-square-foot Rollins Campus Center, new residence facilities, and a 57,000-square-foot recreation and fitness center. The College is an active member of NCAA Division II and remains a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2016-2017 list of Colleges of Distinction and is listed as a “Best National Liberal Arts College” by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, visit