The National Archives at Atlanta (NARA) and the Metro Atlanta Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) will host an all-day symposium Feb. 11 with the theme “African Americans and World War I: Over There and Over Here,” part of its ongoing series called “The Enduring Chronicle.” Free. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., lunch provided. Program from 10 a. m. until 3:30 p. m. at the National Archives, 5780 Jonesboro Road, Morrow, adjacent to the Georgia Archives. Seating limited, pre-registration required.
Scheduled speakers include Dr. John H. Morrow, Jr., professor at UGA, author of "Harlem's Rattlers and the Great War;" Dr. Pellom McDaniels, curator of African American Collections, Rose Library, Emory University and co-curator of the exhibit "They Came to Fight: African Americans in the Great War"; (see theycametofight.org); Dr. Jelani Favors, professor at Clayton State; William Durant with AAHGS, and Joel Walker, NARA education specialist, who will speak on records the facility holds. This is the first of many events this year related to the U. S. entrance into World War I and should be worth attending. To register, go to aahgsatl.org. For more information on the program check that website or call Joel Walker at 770-968-2530. For more on NARA see archives.gov/Atlanta.