Brack to kick off the GGC Button Gwinnett Speakers Series

Gwinnett County author and newshound Elliott Brack will kick off Georgia Gwinnett College’s Button Gwinnett Speakers Series on Monday, April 13, when he lectures to the college students about the history of Gwinnett County. Brack recently completed his 826-page book, Gwinnett: A little above Atlanta, which details the modern history of Gwinnett County. The public is invited to attend.

Gwinnett County author and newshound Elliott Brack will kick off Georgia Gwinnett College’s Button Gwinnett Speakers Series on Monday, April 13, when he lectures to the college students about the history of Gwinnett County. Brack recently completed his 826-page book, Gwinnett: A little above Atlanta, which details the modern history of Gwinnett County. The public is invited to attend.

Brack is a native Georgian who graduated from Mercer University and holds a master’s degree from the University of Iowa. For 12 years he was vice president and general manager of the now-defunct Gwinnett Daily News and held a similar position with the Marietta Daily Journal. He has been a visiting associate professor of journalism for nine years at the University of Georgia.

As associate publisher of the Gwinnett section of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, he wrote a column about Gwinnett four times a week until his retirement in 2001. Today he publishes an internet moderated community commentary, Gwinnett Forum, at gwinnettforum.com.

Gwinnett: A little above Atlanta speaks to the county’s early history, but essentially is an explanation of what happened during the times of Gwinnett’s tremendous growth and change. The book also chronicles the individuals and institutions that were part of the growth, bringing new strengths, ideas, challenges and approaches to the county. The history of Georgia Gwinnett College is prominently featured in the tome as are interesting stories and anecdotes told in first person from some of the county’s most prominent leaders of their time.

The event is scheduled for Monday, April 13 in the Atrium of Building B on the campus of Georgia Gwinnett College. It will begin at 5 p.m. and books will be available for purchase. Brack also will sign the books during the evening.

GGC’s Button Gwinnett Speakers Series is expected to continue throughout the year.

 

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