(SAVANNAH, GA) Creative Minds “Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution 1863-1877”


Creative Minds brings leaders, experts and pioneers in a wide
range of fields to share their wisdom in open, community-wide forums in

This annual speaker series, which runs throughout the 2008-2009 school year, is
designed to stimulate dialogue and spark debate about important issues that
affect us all. This year’s series showcases the largest and most diverse line-up
to date, featuring leading experts in areas including brain science, American
history, jazz and literature. Please mark your calendar to attend these exciting
discussions, which are open to the public.

The 2008 Ray and Nellie Schmidt Lecture will feature Eric Foner, Ph. D. with his
lecture, "The Significance of Emancipation and Reconstruction" on Thursday,
October 30, 2008 at 6:30 pm. One of the nation’s most prominent historians, Eric
Foner serves as the DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University
and is widely considered to be a leading authority on post-Civil War
Reconstruction. In his presentation, he will discuss his book, "Reconstruction:
America’s Unfinished Revolution 1863-1877", which boldly redefines how
Reconstruction has conventionally been understood, and will offer insight into
this unique period of American history.

"A masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history." New Republic

All Creative Minds events will be held in Jelks Auditorium at Savannah Country
Day School, located at 824 Stillwood Drive 31419, in Savannah, Georgia.

Individual ticket prices are $10 for advance purchase, $12 at the door, (based
on availability).

Due to the possibility of sell out events, seats not occupied by 6:25 p.m. will
be resold to a waiting list.

For additional information about the Creative Minds series, please call

Tickets for all events are available at the SCDS Administrative Office located
in Triol Hall. For additional information about the Creative Minds series,
please call (912) 961-8828.

Savannah Country Day School is a pre-k through twelve independent school that
seeks to prepare students of academic and personal promise to meet with
confidence, imagination, and integrity the challenges of college and of life. In
partnership with supportive families, we strive to cultivate in each student the
desire and the discipline to grow wise, to lead lives of personal honor, to
appreciate beauty, to pursue physical well being, and to serve others with a
generous and compassionate spirit.

For more information about Savannah Country Day School, its mission, and its
programs, please visit www.savcds.org.

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