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.
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.
Center City Ballet and Movement Arts presents its annual spring showcase, featuring all students, age three and up.
Desi Terrell Banks, Jr. has been writing, performing, and producing comedy for over four years. Desi Banks was able to build his brand and display his comedy through social media. He has built his fan base up to nearly 1 Million Followers from Instagram, twitter and Facebook.
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.
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.
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.
Semifinal round of the International Championship of High School A Cappella, featuring the best high school a cappella groups in the Southeast United States. The winning group will advance to the International Finals in New York City!
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.
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.