Q&A with Erskine Clarke

The Georgia Historical Society is erecting a new historical marker this fall about the Columbia Theological Seminary, with a series of blog and social media posts scheduled for the week of September 12, 2020. I asked Columbia’s own Erskine Clarke to talk about the Seminary and its history, along with his own history and hisContinue Reading »

Dispatches From Off the Deaton Path: Historic v. Historical, or Let’s Eat Grandma

School is in session as Dr. Deaton looks at words and phrases that we all commonly mis-use, mis-type, or blame on auto-correct, sometimes with hilarious results.

Dispatches From Off the Deaton Path: The Murder of Emmett Till: 65 Years Ago

Dr. Deaton looks at one of the most notorious racially-motivated murders of the 20th century, the intense reaction to it, and its impact on launching the modern Civil Rights movement.

Dispatches From Off the Deaton Path: The 19th Amendment: Women’s Suffrage at 100

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, which extended to women the right to vote. In this Dispatch, Dr. Deaton examines the history of the Women’s Suffrage Movement and the long, difficult struggle to win the vote–and how the fight continued for some Americans long after 1920.

Dispatches From Off the Deaton Path: A Day in the Life

Dr. Deaton examines the power of one day to alter the current of our lives, through the lens of a tragic event that took place 54 years ago this week on an otherwise ordinary day in Decatur, Georgia–and the lasting impact it had on many lives over all the years since.