Day of Jubilee Gospel Celebration.
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

Day of Jubilee Gospel Celebration.

On Thursday, May 4, 1865—what became known as the “Day of Jubilee”—Union soldiers arrived in Clarke County and freed the county’s roughly 5,000 enslaved Africans. Now, 154 years later,  the Morton Theatre Corporation is joining with the Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement (AADM), Fred Smith of the Athens Area Black History Committee, and various community leaders to celebrate this historic occasion.

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Private Event
May
4
9:00 PM21:00

Private Event

One of the first, and the oldest surviving vaudeville theatre in the United States, uniquely built, owned, and operated by an African-American; the Morton opened in 1910 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. 

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Private Event
May
9
4:00 PM16:00

Private Event

Whether you are planning a comedy night, a dance show, a stirring drama, or a social event, we’d love to show you all that the Morton has to offer as a unique venue. Experience a part of the local history while creating some of your own!

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Private Event--E. D. Harris Pharmacy
May
10
4:00 PM16:00

Private Event--E. D. Harris Pharmacy

The Pharmacy is our reception hall space. It is built in the historic E.D. Harris Pharmacy and designed to maintain the historic significance of the space. It has several antique pharmacists tools and medications in glass cases along the wall, a bar, a warming kitchen for caterers AND a panoramic view of Athens' Hot Corner. 

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Below Baldwin: How an Expansion Project Unearthed a University’s Legacy of Slavery
Mar
31
5:00 PM17:00

Below Baldwin: How an Expansion Project Unearthed a University’s Legacy of Slavery

On November 17, 2015, construction on Baldwin Hall on the University of Georgia campus came to a halt when workers uncovered human remains on the site. DNA tests revealed what many local residents already knew to be true: these were the remains of former slaves. This uncovering and the events that followed have forced the often-omitted histories of slavery and segregation to rise to the surface, both at the University of Georgia and in Athens.

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Southern Circuit Film Festival--"Hale County This Morning, This Evening"
Mar
24
7:00 PM19:00

Southern Circuit Film Festival--"Hale County This Morning, This Evening"

Composed of intimate and unencumbered moments of people in a community, HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING allows the viewer an emotive impression of the Historic South - trumpeting the beauty of life and consequences of the social construction of race, while simultaneously a testament to dreaming - despite the odds.

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Ripple Effect Film Project
Mar
23
3:00 PM15:00

Ripple Effect Film Project

Join us for the Blue Carpet Premiere of the Ripple Effect Film Project! Dress for the Oscars as we watch the debut of short films created by local filmmakers to celebrate the EPA's WaterSense Fix a Leak Week and more. Vote for the Audience Choice award, pick up toilet dye tablets, and win prizes! Visit www.rippleeffectfilmproject.org for more information.

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3rd Annual Black History Month Film Festival
Feb
10
4:00 PM16:00

3rd Annual Black History Month Film Festival

The Morton Theatre Corporation presents the third annual Black History Month Film Festival with the screening of and discussion surrounding the film “Marshall,” in which Chadwick Boseman turns in another stellar performance as Thurgood Marshall, who is remembered as the first African American Justice to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Holiday Cabaret at the Morton
Dec
18
7:00 PM19:00

Holiday Cabaret at the Morton

The Morton Theatre Corporation joins forces with Monroe’s On Stage Walton  to present a Holiday Cabaret show. Fourteen acts will celebrate the diversity of the Athens and Monroe arts communities on the historic Morton Theatre Stage, with music, dance, improvisation, poetry and stand-up comedy.

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Family Still Matters
Dec
2
6:00 PM18:00

Family Still Matters

The Slater Foundation for Youth presents “Family Still Matters,” a compelling stage play written and directed by Patsy Dukes, about how one family overcomes grief, family secrets, and other stressors through love and forgiveness.

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