Saturday, August 07, 2010 - Monday, December 31, 2012
Created by the Atlanta History Center and designed to complement the History Center's award-winning permanent exhibition, Turning Point: The American Civil War, the new exhibition War in Our Backyards: Discovering Atlanta, 1861-1865 challenges visitors to consider their personal connections to a war that was literally fought in all of our backyards.
Greetings from Atlanta: A Postcard Retrospective draws from the Atlanta History Center’s collection of more than 3,000 postcards to provide glimpses of Atlanta and Georgia, while exploring various styles, printing technology, and social history aspects as uncovered by the unique details of its postmark, its message, its sender, and its recipient.
Andrew J. Polsky is professor of political science at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center. A former editor of Polity, he is the author of The Rise of the Therapeutic State and has written for Political Science Quarterly, Perspectives on Politics, American Politics Research, and other journals.
In Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness, Alexandra Fuller returns to Africa and her unforgettable family. At the heart of the family is Fuller’s iconic courageous mother, Nicola, or Nicola Fuller of Central Africa as she sometimes prefers to be known. Born on the Scottish Isle of Skye to a warlike clan of highlanders and raised in Kenya's perfect equatorial light, Nicola holds dear the values most likely to get you hurt or killed in Africa: loyalty to blood, passion for land, and a holy belief in the restorative power of all animals. With a lifetime of admiration behind her and after years of interviews and research, Fuller recaptures her mother's inimitable voice with remarkable precision.