Holocaust exhibit at Newnan High

by Celia Shortt

alt

The Georgia Commission on the Holocaust’s exhibit, “Witness to the Holocaust,” will be located in Newnan High School’s media center through Sept. 26. 


By Celia Shortt celia@newnan.com

The Georgia Commission on the Holocaust and Newnan High School have teamed up to bring the traveling exhibit “Witness to the Holocaust” to Coweta County.

“Witness to the Holocaust” chronicles the life of William Alexander Scott III. Scott served in a segregated battalion in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was also a civil rights activist. His father founded the first black-owned daily newspaper in Atlanta, “The Atlanta Daily World.”

This exhibit will be shown throughout Georgia, and will be at the media center of Newnan High on LaGrange Street through Sept. 26.

A NHS teacher, John Garner, contacted the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust about bringing it to the school.

“I just wanted to bring history alive and get the kids out of their desks,” he said.

Stephen Quesinberry, head of the history department at NHS, is excited about having the exhibit for the students.

“It’s something we’ve never done before, this type of an exhibit,” he said. “We think it’s a neat thing in general, but especially for the students.”

“Witness to the Holocaust” will be on display through Sept. 26 for all Coweta County educators and students. Teachers and parents that are interested may contact school media specialists Courtney Stillwell and Kathie Vickers.



More Local

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. IRAN NUCLEAR TALKS DOWN TO WIRE D ... Read More


Plant Yates to shut down coal units by mid-April

Georgia Power Plant Yates will officially stop burning coal no later than April 15. Units 1-5 have already stopped being used for “nor ... Read More


Grey Matters dinner filled with insight, laughter

The Grey Matters dinner event, held at The Newnan Centre on Friday, brought a unique perspective to those in attendance. Cowetans were given ... Read More


major bills still in play

Legislative session almost over

The 2015 Georgia General Assembly session is almost over. There are two more “legislative days” in the session: Tuesday and Thur ... Read More


NTH Turns 150

Family of editor Cates visits first lady

Adolphus Boardman Cates, who published The Newnan Herald for six years in the late 1800s, was a man with many business interests. In additio ... Read More

Locals preview PBS cancer miniseries

Last week, board members of Lights for Linda Luminarias visited the Atlanta Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to preview a summar ... Read More