Dalton State Continues Black History Month Commemoration

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Curtis Rivers remembers life in Dalton under Jim Crow laws.

As the director of the Emery Center in Dalton, Mr. Rivers shares what black people had to endure leading up to, during and after the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. 

He’ll share his experience in Dalton, as well as how the Emery Center is a resource for preserving that history, during a Black History Month lecture series at Dalton State College. Mr. Rivers will speak on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. in the James E. Brown Center on campus. The event is free and open to the public. 

“People should come hear about Dalton’s rich and often underappreciated African-American culture and history,” said Dr. Seth Weitz, associate professor of history. “Those attending will also be able to learn more about the Emery Center, which is an excellent resource for the community.” 

Jim Crow laws in the South were designed to enforce separation. They included things such as separate water fountains for the different races, as well as separate entrances and seating at restaurants. 

Also as part of the Black History Month commemoration at the College’s Black History Month Committee will be the second annual Black History Month Trivia Competition on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. in Brown 105. It is free and open to the public.

All are invited to test their knowledge of African-American history, culture, entertainment and sports trivia. Participants compete as individuals for a chance to win prizes. 

Black History Month activities are sponsored by the Office for Academic Affairs and the Dalton State Foundation. 



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