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  1. msg 1991-1992- [[Newton County African American Arts Council, Inc.]] message posted 1991-1992- [[Newton County African American Arts Council, Inc.]] • African American History Museum in Newton County , Georgia : The vision to begin a museum wa…
    1991-1992- [[Newton County African American Arts Council, Inc.]]
    African American History Museum in Newton County , Georgia : The vision to begin a museum was presented to several peoples in Newton County, in the early 1990's by Elizabeth P. Godfrey. She consulted Mr. Fred Perriman in Madison , Georgia , who had helped to start one there. Other help was received by visits to The Harriet Tubman Museum, The Apex Museum, The Georgia Music Hall of Fame, The Uncle Remus Museum, etc. The first African American Museum in the countywas set up at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Covington for their annual Youth Summer Feeding and Enrichment Program held every year, since 1982, and for the 1996 Olympics held in Atlanta, Georgia, for both visitors and residents in the county. She had a committee to help her that included : Nancy Kay Jefferson, Richard Jefferson, Sallie Mills, and Mamie Weaver. President, Elizabeth P. Godfrey worked also on getting a permanent site for the museum, by consulting,Tommy Hailey, who at the time directed The Recreation Commission. She researched the cost to house the museum in one of the recreational facilities..
    The first African American Museum in Newton County , that was
    set up at Bethlehem Baptist Church ,for the Youth, residents, and community visitors was a huge success during their Enrichment Program . It was also a successful one during the ,The Olympics
    10:46 am
  2. msg [[Pioneers]] : message posted [[Pioneers]] : • African American Pioneers In Newton County ,Georgia : • Winston Kelly, Sr. • Nelson Kelly, S…
    [[Pioneers]] :
    African American Pioneers In Newton County ,Georgia:

    • Winston Kelly, Sr.
    • Nelson Kelly, Sr.
    • Michael Turner
    • Lillie Aiken
    •Mary Alice Henderson
    6:56 am
  3. msg [[Pioneers]] : message posted [[Pioneers]] : • Newton County African American Pioneers : • Andrew Bostick • Bertha Go…
    [[Pioneers]] :
    Newton County African American Pioneers :
    • Andrew Bostick
    • Bertha Goss
    • Net Johnson Baker
    •Mary Baker
    •Johnny and Christine Blackshear
    • Erma E . Hill
    •Smithie Tuggle Baccus
    6:16 am
  4. msg [[Pioneers]] : message posted [[Pioneers]] : - Sadie Shepard - Hazel Bostick - Elizabeth P. Godfrey - Hawnethia Williams - Caroly…
    [[Pioneers]] :
    - Sadie Shepard
    - Hazel Bostick
    - Elizabeth P. Godfrey
    - Hawnethia Williams
    - Carolyn Hardeman
    - Ossie Franklin
    - Stoney Hamm
    - Doris Benton
    - Mary Boston
    1:46 am
  5. msg • [[Old Cousins Middle School Gym]] message posted • [[Old Cousins Middle School Gym]] The paragraph got split, upon editing. The festival was held in the old Cousins Gym
    • [[Old Cousins Middle School Gym]]
    The paragraph got split, upon editing.

    The festival was held in the old Cousins Gym
    1:33 am
  6. msg • [[Old Cousins Middle School Gym]] message posted • [[Old Cousins Middle School Gym]] 1992 - The First Black Arts Festival was held in Newton County , founded by President, Elizabeth …
    • [[Old Cousins Middle School Gym]]
    1992 - The First Black Arts Festivalwas held in Newton County , founded by President, Elizabeth P. Godfrey, in order to give scholarships to the youth, and express the many gifts and talents in the African American people. The festival was sponsored by Newton County African American Council for The Arts , Inc. The festival continued for years under both Presidents , Mary Weaver and Richard Jefferson after President, Elizabeth P. Godfrey
    term had ended.














    the gym . It was founded by President, Elizabeth P. Godfrey, for the purpose of giving scholarships to the youth , and to express the various talents and art in African Americans.
    12:53 am

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  1. msg • [[Old Cousins Middle School Gym]] message posted • [[Old Cousins Middle School Gym]] 1992 - The first ever Black Arts Festival held in county , founded by the President, Elizabeth…
    • [[Old Cousins Middle School Gym]]
    1992 - The first ever Black Arts Festival held in county , founded by the President, Elizabeth P. Godfrey, for youth scholarships , through Newton County African American Council for the Arts, Inc.
    11:44 pm
  2. msg 1991-1992- [[Newton County African American Arts Council, Inc.]] message posted 1991-1992- [[Newton County African American Arts Council, Inc.]] 1993 - 1995 - African American Literature Distributed to local …
    1991-1992- [[Newton County African American Arts Council, Inc.]]
    1993 - 1995 - African American Literature Distributed to local Libraries

    Due to the very small numbers of African American books in the local libraries in Newton County, an idea of Nancy Kay Jefferson was presented to donate some books. She served as the chairman of the project to increase those numbers . She was assisted by President Elizabeth P. Godfrey, Richard Jefferson (Third President) , and Sallie Mills with the distribution of them. The books were donated to the county 's Public Library as well as to many elementary schools in the county. The funding to purchase the books was given by Newton County African American Council For The Arts, Inc.
    10:58 pm
  3. msg 1991-1992- [[Newton County African American Arts Council, Inc.]] message posted 1991-1992- [[Newton County African American Arts Council, Inc.]] 1994 - 1996: The "First " Juneteenth Celebration in Newton County , Georgia was held .…
    1991-1992- [[Newton County African American Arts Council, Inc.]]
    1994 - 1996: The "First "Juneteenth Celebration in Newton County , Georgia was held . It was led by the President, Elizabeth P.
    Godfrey, and Mary Weaver, (Second President). It was held at Rainbow Covenant Ministries in Porterdale, Georgia, where Rev. Clara Lett is the Pastor. It was sponsored by the
    Newton County African American Council For the Arts, Inc.
    9:41 pm
  4. msg 1991-1992- [[Newton County African American Arts Council, Inc.]] message posted 1991-1992- [[Newton County African American Arts Council, Inc.]] 1992 - The First Kwanzaa : The Newton County African American Council for the Arts led the cou…
    1991-1992- [[Newton County African American Arts Council, Inc.]]
    1992 - The First Kwanzaa: The Newton County African American Council for the Arts led the county in celebrating the first Kwanzaa. It was led by President, Elizabeth P. Godfrey, Carolyn Hardeman, Josephine Brown, Freda Reed, Richard Jefferson, and Nancy Kay Jefferson.. Mayor Bill Dobbs and family also participated in the county's celebration of Kwanzaa.
    8:50 pm

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