Sunday Lecture: Tunis Campbell
A Black History Month Event
- Date: 02/10/2019 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
- Location: Smyrna Public Library
100 Village Green Circle SE
Smyrna, Georgia 30080
"Tunis Campbell: Reconstruction Politician"
Sunday, February 10, 2019
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.