In Honor of King, Justice To Give African-American History Talk

Bartow History Museum is hosting Cartersville native and state Supreme Court Justice Robert Benham for its Wednesday lunch and learn lecture.

In recognition of 's birthday, is hosting Georgia Supreme Court Justice Robert Benham as Wednesday's lunch-and-learn lecturer.

Benham, a Cartersville native, graduated from Summer Hill High School in 1963, Tuskegee University in 1967, and University of Georgia's Lumpkin School of Law in 1970. 

Throughout the course of his career, he has worked with the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, held a private practice and served as special assistant Attorney General.  In 1989, Gov. Joe Frank Harris appointed Benham to the Supreme Court of Georgia and he was elected to a full term in 1990. He served as chief justice from 1995 to 2001 and continues to serve as a justice.

Set for noon to 1 p.m., Benham will discuss County during the museum's Lunch and Learn, which is free for members and the cost of regular admission for non-members—$5.50 for adults.

Guests may bring their own lunches beginning at 11:45 a.m. and the program starts at noon. 

For more information, call 770-382-3818, ext. 6288 or visit www.bartowhistorymuseum.org.


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