Chattahoochee Valley Historical Society to hold quarterly program at Chambers County Library

Published 5:05 pm Wednesday, January 23, 2019

VALLEY — The Chattahoochee Valley Historical Society will host its winter quarterly program on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 3 p.m. EST, at the Bradshaw-Chambers County Library’s Lanier Room.

Guest speaker for the event will be author Dr. Julie Hedgepeth Williams, a journalism professor at Samford University with a specialty in media history.

Williams has recently penned a new book and will be speaking about its historical backdrop at the program.

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According to her publisher, Williams will be speaking from her research and writings on interactions in the lives of three men and how their serendipitous interactions culminated in the creation and publication of the Uncle Remus stories. The three men, Joseph Addison, Joseph Addison Turner and Joel Chandler Harris are creatively described in her new book, “Three Not-So-Ordinary Joes: A Plantation Newspaperman, a Printer’s Devil, an English Wit, and the Founding of Southern Literature,” recently published by New South Books.

The author describes her presentation as “story-telling based.” She even incorporates audience volunteers as participants in several skits based on the Uncle Remus stories. Julie Williams is also the author of “A Rare Titanic Family,” winner of the 2014 Ella Dickey Literacy Award, and “Wings of Opportunity: The Wright Brothers in Montgomery, Alabama, 1910.”

She will have copies of all three of her books for sale at Sunday’s program.

The general public is invited to attend.