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Albany Briefs - April 11, 2014

Formwalt to present new book at Civil Rights Institute

Formwalt to present new book at Civil Rights Institute

ALBANY — Dr. Lee Formwalt, former executive director of the Albany Civil Rights Institute, will be at the facility Tuesday to to read excerpts from his new book, “Looking Back, Moving Forward: The Southwest Georgia Freedom Struggle, 1814-2014.”

sponsored by Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Miller Coors and HeritageBank of the South, the book chronicles the history of the African American freedom struggle in Southwest Georgia from slavery ion the early 19th century through the 1960s civil rights movement and up to the present.

Proceeds from the sale of the book, to be published later this year, will go to the support of the Albany Civil Rights Institute.

The book reading will begin at 6:30 p.m. at ACRI, 326 Whitney Ave. The event is open to the public.

Darton club hosting forum for political candidates on Thursday

ALBANY — Darton State College will host a candidate forum for local political candidates at 5 p.m. Thursday under sponsorship of the Democrat, Independent, Republican Team (D.I.R.T.) Team.

The forum will be conducted in J Building, Room 133. Candidates who have confirmed are State Rep. Carol Fullerton, Murlean Edwards and Darrel Ealum for the state representative race; Greg Duke for the second congressional district of Georgia race and various local candidates for Dougherty County Commission and Dougherty Board of Education.

Each candidate will be given a three-minute opening, a two-minute closing and three questions from the floor will be permitted with a one-minute response. Campaign literature will be available for those attending. A reception will be held prior to the forum.

The forum will air on Cable Channel 19 and will run again the weekend before the primary election on May 20.

Musicians, dancers to perform on campus of Darton State College

ALBANY — Darton State College’s orchestra, band and jazz band will perform in a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Darton Theater, Building J.

Also, Darton’s dance program’s second annual Evening of Dance and Music will be held Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26, at 7:30 p.m. both nights in the Darton Theater, Building J. Tickets for this event are $5 for general admission or $1 with a Darton ID. The program will feature dancers who performed during “Showtime at Darton Theater.”

For more information, call (229) 317-6554.

ASU Professor to serve on Georgia Department of Education Social Studies Steering Committee

ALBANY — ASU College of Business professor Dr. Kathaleena Edward Monds is a new appointee to the Social Studies Steering Committee of the Georgia Department of Education.

In conjunction with the State Board of Education the committee develops curricular resources for social studies, including economics education and fiscal responsibility. Monds is one of only 20 individuals selected throughout the state to serve on this committee.

Monds will specifically work on high school economics, and assemble instructional and information technology materials that align with all social studies domains. “This is a great opportunity for me to serve the K-12 teachers in Southwest Georgia in a way that creates a partnership with higher education and secondary education,” said Monds.

The committee will work intensively between April-August with recommendations due for public review by September.