Professors Endorse Historical Markers to Honor Minorities

History professors at Valdosta State University have been integral to the establishment of several Civil War historical markers throughout Georgia. These markers — from labor strikes in Augusta to food riot in Columbus — were dedicated during a 2010 storytelling campaign as part of Georgia’s Civil War Sesquicentennial.

Dr. David Williams, author of “Bitterly Divided: The South’s Inner Civil War,” and fellow history professor, Dr. Chris Meyers, published articles about events that unfolded during and in response to the war. Their research helped the Georgia Historical Society (GHS) and Department of Economic Development identify the following markers to honor previously unrepresented elements of the war: 

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