Henry Happenings


Lunch and Learn January 8 at Georgia Archives
Jonathan M. Bryant, author of the book Dark Places of the Earth: The Voyage of the Slave Ship Antelope, will speak at the Georgia Archives on Friday January 8, 2016. Dr. Bryant is Professor of History at Georgia Southern University. Holding both J.D. and Ph.D. degrees, he specializes in the history of American law, slavery, and emancipation. Dark Places of the Earth (W.W. Norton, a Liveright book, 2015) plunges us into a world where slavery was normal, and where slaves had no rights as human beings. The Revenue Cutter Dallas escorted the slave ship Antelope to anchor off the town of St. Marys, Georgia in June 1820, carrying over two hundred and fifty African captives. Many of those captives were starving and dying of thirst, and two had already died. Dr. Bryant will share the Antelope’s story, along with some of the research and archival resources that made telling the story possible. Make plans to join them for a journey with the Antelope; from Havana ports to the West African coast, from Georgia plantations to a Liberian settlement, Dark Places of the Earth creates a multidimensional portrait of the global slave trade. The Georgia Archives building is located at 5800 Jonesboro Road in Morrow. For more information, please contact Jill Sweetapple at 678-364-3731 or email at Jill. Sweetapple@usg.edu.

ReStore Seeking Volunteers
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore McDonough is seeking volunteers to give 4 hours a week to help make a difference in the community. The ReStore sells donated, new and gently used furniture, household décor, appliances, and building supplies to the general public, in order to raise funds to support Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity as they provide affordable housing for families in the community who need it. Volunteers in the ReStore assist shoppers, accept donations, unload donation trucks, and prepare and set up merchandise. The ReStore is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and is located at 1465 Hwy. 20 West in McDonough. For more information or to volunteer, contact Mary Robeck, Volunteer Mana-ger, at mrobeck@habitat.org or 770-415-1636. For information about donating items to the ReStore, call 770-962-4200.and Saturdays at 7 p.m.

ESL Class at Fairview Library
English as a Second Language classes are being held at the Fairview Public Library, 28 Austin Road in Stockbridge on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. The classes are free of charge and are for beginners to intermediate. For more info, contact Andrea Faulk at 678-432-5353 ext. 3 or by email at faulka@mail.henry. public.lib.ga.us.