Gail Lumet Buckley, The Black Colhouns

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In The Black Calhouns, Gail Lumet Buckley, daughter of Lena Horne, delves deep into her family history, detailing the experiences of an extraordinary African-American clan from the Civil War to Civil Rights. Beginning with her great-great grandfather Moses Calhoun, a house slave who used the rare advantage of his education to become a successful businessman in postwar Atlanta, Buckley follows her family’s Southern and Northern branches.

Through the lens of her relatives’ momentous lives, Buckley examines major events throughout American history, including Atlanta during Reconstruction and the rise of Jim Crow. Combining personal and national history, The Black Calhouns is a vibrant portrait of six generations during times of struggle and triumph.

Gail Lumet Buckley is author of the bestsellers American Patriots: The Story of Blacks in the Military from the Revolution to Desert Storm and The Hornes: An American Family, which became a PBS "American Masters" documentary.

Admission for all lectures is $5 members, $10 nonmembers, and free to AHC Insiders unless otherwise noted.
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By: Atlanta History Center

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