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Sunday Lecture: Tunis Campbell

A Black History Month Event

"Tunis Campbell: Reconstruction Politician"

Sunday, February 10, 2019
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Smyrna Public Library, Meeting Room

Presenter: Dr. William Marchione, author of A Brief History of Smyrna, Georgia

Tunis Campbell was the highest-ranking and most influential African American politician in nineteenth-century Georgia. Born to free black parents in New Jersey in 1812,    Campbell worked as an abolitionist often sharing a stage with Frederick Douglass.  After the Civil War, he worked for the  Freedmen's Bureau in Georgia and served as vice president of the Republican Party of Georgia. As a justice of the peace, a minister, and a politician, he worked to protect the rights of freed African Americans during  Reconstruction. 

The First Sunday Lecture series is sponsored by the Friends of Smyrna Library and Smyrna Library.


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