The Friends of Georgia Archives will hold its annual
meeting at the Georgia Archives, 5800 Jonesboro Road, Morrow GA on September 24. The meeting will begin at 11:00 am The
business meeting includes election of board members, a report on the year's activities by president Tim Crimmins, and an update
on the Georgia Archives by Christopher Davidson, State Archivist. Please plan to
attend and bring a friend. FOGAH members attend for free, and your friend can attend the lecture for only $5.
this year will be Kaye Minchew, discussing her new book A President in Our Midst: Franklin Delano Rosevelt in Georgia.
About the Book:
the fact that Franklin Roosevelt visited Georgia 41 times between 1924 and 1945, historians have paid little attention to
the significance of the time the 32nd President of the U.S. spent
in the Peach State. Georgia helped restore his sense of well-being after contracting polio and provided a launching
pad for his Presidential campaigns. Here, the Harvard graduate became friends with common men, had his active lifestyle
of hunting and fishing photographed by the national press and fought with local politicians. Sadly he died here in 1945.
Through images, audio and video clips, and oral histories, Kaye Minchew explores this fascinating chapter of Georgia and America’s