Dr. Karen Cook Receives the Excellence In Research Award


Dr. Karen Cook Bell, a Savannah native and Associate Professor of History at Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland received the University System of Georgia Board of Regents Excellence in Research Award for her book Claiming Freedom: Race, Kinship, and Land in Nineteenth Century Georgia (University of South Carolina Press, 2018). The award is sponsored by the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council. (GHRAC). Dr. Cook Bell is a 1991 graduate of Savannah State University and a former Assistant Professor of History at Savannah State University.

GHRAC established the Archives Awards Program in 2003 to recognize outstanding efforts in archives and records programs in Georgia. Because GHRAC supports efforts to improve the condition of records statewide and to promote the educational use of Georgia’s documentary heritage, the Council is proud to honor Dr. Cook’s excellent work.

We invite you to attend the awards ceremony, to be held at the Georgia Archives, 5800 Jonesboro Road, Morrow, on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. The event will include a reception and awards presentation, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Invited attendees include award recipients, state officials, GHRAC members, Archives staff, and guests.

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