NEWS AND EVENTS

09/02/2014

6:00pm

6:00pm
Atlanta Cyclorama Presents: Native Guard - A Poetic Reading Featuring: Natasha Trethewey, Poet Laureate (2012-2014), Professor & Author

Event Date/Time: Tuesday, September 2 at 6:00 p.m. (reception with author); 7:00 p.m. (reading)
Location: Cyclorama Auditorium
Admission: Adults $10, Seniors $8, Children (4-12) $8

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Creatively and effectively weaving the threads of her personal family story with those of the Nations, Pulitzer Prize winner Natasha Tretheweys book of poetry is masterful. This assemblage of poems brings together memory and the immediacy of lived history. In each of the books three sections, Trethewey gives voice to a specific person or experience, and focuses on themes related to miscegenation, slavery and race, the Civil War, and the Civil Rights Movement. It culminates in a poignant collection of work that poetry lovers and historians will want to own. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.


09/04/2014

7:00pm

Atlanta Cyclorama Presents: The Long Climb to Freedom: The A.A. Burleigh Story Featuring: Hasan Davis, Actor

Event Date/Time: Tuesday, September 4 at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Cyclorama Auditorium
Admission: Adults $10, Seniors $8, Children (4-12) $8

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Born to an English sea captain and an African American mother, Angus Augustus Burleigh (1848-1939) lived the first two years of his life in freedom. But when Angus was two-years-old, his alcoholic father died and left him and his mother prey to the harsh realities of a slave nation. They were abducted and taken from Virginia to Kentucky and sold into slavery. Fourteen years later Angus would escape enslavement, join the United States Colored Troops (U.S.C.T.), and help win the war against the Confederacy. In 1875 he graduated from Berea College and become a minister and educator.Join us for a riveting, one-man performance based on Mr. Burleighs life.


09/18/2014

7:00pm

Film Series at Atlanta Cyclorama - Race: The Power of an Illusion

Event Date/Time: Thursday, September 18 at 7:00pm
Location: Cyclorama Auditorium
Admission: FREE for everyone

The division of the worlds peoples into distinct races (black, red, yellow, white) is so entrenched in our way of thinking that to suggest other wise borders, seemingly, on the insane. However, that is exactly what this film does.

Race: The Power of an Illusion prompts us to question the validity of race as a biological fact. This documentary explores the science of race and challenges long-held assumptions that human diversity can be lumped into a few paltry categories.

The Atlanta Cyclorama is proud to partner with Urban Film Review to screen a series of documentaries that focus on important themes of the Civil War and their relevance to contemporary society. After each sixty-minute film, historian and educator specializing in African American history, Nasir Muhammad will lead the audience in a facilitated dialogue designed to stimulate critical thinking and inspire community engagement.


10/4/2014

7:00pm

Atlanta Cyclorama Presents: In Camp - Same-Gender Loving Men and Women in Blue and Gray

Event Date/Time: Saturday, October 4 at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Cyclorama Auditorium
Admission: FREE for everyone

The terms homosexual and heterosexual did not exist during the Civil War; indeed, they would not find their way into common parlance until thirty years after the war ended. However, LGBTQ people did exist. The complicated role of LGBTQ people in the military certainly did not begin with Dont Ask, Dont Tell. Using primary documents, letters, and mixed media this program will explore the complex and often misunderstood lives and experiences of same-gender-loving men and women during the Civil War.