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

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 912-961-8828.

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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