INFORMATION REGARDING DR. ULYSSES BYAS – FORMER PRINCIPAL OF FAIR STREET & BUTLER HIGH SCHOOLS There will be a panel discussion, book signing, and reception on Friday, October 30, 2009, starting at 4:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. It will be held at Emory University, Jones Room, Level 3, at the Robert W. Woodruff Library at 540 Asbury Circle, Atlanta, Georgia 30322. Distinguished historian James D. Anderson, Head of Educational Policy Studies and Gutgsell Professor of American Education at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, will speak about the barriers confronted by black educators in the 1950s and 1960s. Emory University Provost Earl Lewis, who has written about Black education in Norfolk, Va., will introduce Dr. Anderson, and Dr. Brett Gadsden, writing about school desegregation in Delaware, will respond. Ulysses Byas was the first black superintendent in the southern states after school desegregation and became a leading figure – both regionally and nationally – in public education. Dr. Byas’s papers were recently acquired by Emory’s Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library. A selection of materials drawn from those papers will be displayed on Level 2 at the entrance to the Woodruff Library. This program is FREE and open to the public. No registration is required.