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Athens ASALH Hosts 2023 Virtual Founders Event

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The Athens branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History or ASALH, is inviting Athenians and others to join their last event of the year; a reading of the play “Behind the Sheet,” by Charly Evon Simpson. UGA professor emerita, Dr. Freda Scott Giles says the play is about the women who were experimented on by Dr. Marion Sims, who is called the father of modern gynecology. 

She says the lives and suffering of those women should be recognized. 

Each year,the national organization honors its founder, Dr. Carter G. Woodson with an event. This year’s theme is Black Health and Wellness. The free reading is at 7 pm on Tuesday, December 13 on Zoom. Visit Athens-ASALH.org, or the Facebook page for more information.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!