Race in America: A UGA Press Reading List

The racist violence that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend has already inspired the #CharlottesvilleCurriculum and #CharlottesvilleSyllabus hashtags, around which great scholarship and articles are being shared. The University of Georgia Press has published many books on race, slavery, the Civil War, civil rights, and the horrors of bigotry and racism in America. As an…

Remembering Lemuel Penn

On this day in 1964—nine days after the passage of the Civil Rights Act—Lemuel Penn, a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army and veteran of World War II, was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan on the Broad River Bridge near the Madison-Elbert County line. This fall we’re reissuing veteran journalist Bill Shipp’s Murder…