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Etowah Bush School in the News


Power of our Past: African American Heritage Trail of Bartow County

Cartersville-Bartow Chamber Community Guide and Business Directory

Cartersville, Georgia, like other southern cities, is filled with history. From the Etowah Indian Mounds where Native Americans once lived to evidence of English settlers making their mark in America, there is plenty for locals and tourists to explore as a peek into our past. And as of summer 2019, African American heritage and history in Bartow County is now marked with a significant trail. Read more...



A Taste of Africa set for February 26, 2019

Cartersville Daily Tribune News

In honor of Black History Month, Alexis Carter-Callahan will showcase a slice of her family’s heritage during A Taste of Africa Feb. 26. The Cartersville resident will be the featured speaker at the Etowah Valley Historical Society’s African-American History Initiative program. Read more...


The Beach: A brief history of the George Washington Carver State Park

Etowah Valley Historical Society

The creation of the historic George Washington Carver Park is Georgia’s stake in a nuanced and complex understanding of the African American relationship with recreation and the environment. Jim Crow era politics would leave African Americans largely excluded from access to state parks. John Loyd Atkinson Sr.’s vision for the future of black recreation in the South, however, contributed largely to the Civil Rights Movement, particularly the environmental movement. His role as the visionary and environmental architect of the park contributed to a larger conversation surrounding access to the natural environment for marginalized cultural groups.  Through his efforts, black families from Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and other areas in the Mobile Basin were allowed to freely indulge in the spoils of the natural environment without restriction in an era of “separate but equal.” Read more...

Cemetery tours offer educational insight into those interred

An Evening in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cartersville Daily Tribune News

“An Evening at Oak Hill pays homage to those sacred spaces that are often overlooked and forgotten when discussing history,” said Alexis Callahan, historian and co-founder of the Etowah Bush School. “However, cemeteries are a treasure trove of information in helping us tell the story of our foremothers and forefathers — particularly for those populations whose history has been lost, destroyed or not recorded throughout history. Read more...


Cartersville walking tour highlights historic African-American businesses

Cartersville Daily Tribune Newspaper

Calling it an "absolute honor and privilege," Alexis Carter-Callahan is delighted to help showcase the history of African-American businesses in the heart of Cartersville. Titled the Walking Tour of African-American History in Downtown Cartersville: 1870-1940, the effort is a self-guided stroll highlighting eight sites and a pair of historic business districts. Read more...

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