At the Society’s Annual Meeting on January 22, Patrick Gallagher, founder and president of Gallagher & Associates, shared some of the heroic stories discovered during the research for his firm’s military projects. He also explained the interactive design techniques used to bring these stories to life.
Patrick Gallagher: Telling America’s Wartime Stories
The theme of the Society’s 2016 Chautauqua Lecture Series was Pulitzer’s Prize Turns 100: Celebrating Connections to Georgia and Our Coast. On October 29, 1911, newspaper magnate Joseph Pulitzer died aboard his yacht in the Charleston, S.C. harbor. His destination had been his winter cottage on Jekyll Island. Several years later, through an endowment in his will, the first Pulitzer Prizes were awarded to recognize excellence in journalism and the arts.
This past summer, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Prize, the Society explored connections between our state and the coveted award. In a series of five programs, scholars and authors focused on winners in different categories and the impact of the Prize. The series began and ended with lectures about early recipients: playwright Eugene O’Neill, winner of four Prizes for Drama, who lived on Sea Island for four years; and Caroline Miller, 1934 winner for Fiction, who paved the way for Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind Pulitzer. The 1998 and 2007 Pulitzer Prize winners in History, both Georgia residents, discussed the impact of the award on their careers, and Joseph Pulitzer’s biographer told the story of the ground-breaking publisher. We invite you to view this year’s lectures.
Robert M. Dowling: “Gene and Carlotta: The Origins of Eugene O’Neill’s Sea Island Retreat”
Hank Klibanoff: “The Past is Never Dead: Georgia Civil Rights Cold Cases and Why They Matter”
James McGrath Morris: “Joseph Pulitzer and the Creation of the Modern Mass Media”
Edward J. Larson: “The Scopes Trial in History and Folklore”