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Regional Spotlight

The location of the Annual Meeting in Atlanta affords meeting attendees a special opportunity to see interesting sites and discuss political and cultural issues bubbling in this progressive Southern city. President William T. Bielby appointed Karyn Lacy (Emory University), Charles A. Gallagher (Georgia State University), Alex Hicks (Emory University), Robert Adelman (Georgia State University), Obie Clayton (Morehouse College), and Charles Jaret (Georgia State University) as a local arrangements committee to propose special panels, develop a program of local tours, prepare a restaurant guide, and write special articles for ASA Footnotes.

You have already enjoyed some of the special feature articles about Atlanta, which have appeared in this newsletter. Check the Tours section below for information about the guided tours and sightseeing opportunities being offered to meeting attendees. Look at the Regional Spotlight on the website for details on the interesting topics covered by this yearís spotlight sessions, including:

  • African American Art: A View of the Paul Jones Collection
  • Black Movie Fandom in Atlanta, circa 1935
  • Gentrification in the South
  • Immigration Trends in the Urban South
  • Religion and Social Justice Organizing in the Post-Civil Rights Era: Voices from the Field
  • Southern Strategies: Work and the Power of Gender, Race and Region
  • The Souls of Black Folks: 100 Years Later
  • Suburbanization in the South

And, donít forget to look for the local restaurant guide being prepared by Wendy Simonds and colleagues at Georgia State University. Each registrant will receive a copy of that guide in the Final Program packet distributed on-site in Atlanta.