May 25, 2021, Savannah, Georgia – Georgia Historical Society presented Corey Rogers of Augusta with a Georgia Historical Society Presidential Citation for his contributions to the Georgia Historical Marker Program. The award was presented May 21 in a private ceremony by Elyse Butler, Historical Marker Manager at GHS, on behalf of Dr. W. Todd Groce, President and CEO of the Georgia Historical Society.
Corey Rogers, historian at the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, spent the past seven years on the Georgia Historical Marker Review Committee, with the last two years as the committee chair. Mr. Rogers has also supported the Georgia Historical Marker Program through the submission of several successful historical marker applications in Richmond County.
“Mr. Rogers has been a wonderful asset to the Georgia Historical Marker Program,” said Ms. Butler. “Through his passion for history, he has helped GHS grow the marker program, not just in Augusta, but throughout the state by serving on the Marker Review Committee. It is a pleasure to recognize the work of my colleague and friend, Corey Rogers.”
The citation was presented at the conclusion of the Amanda America Dickson Toomer historical marker dedication in Augusta.
The Georgia Historical Society Presidential Citation was created to recognize special achievements in the field of history and signal contribution toward the preservation and advancement of Georgia History. For more information about the Georgia Historical Society Presidential Citation contact Patricia Meagher, GHS Director of Communications at 912.651.2125, ext. 153 or by email at email@example.com.
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