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Historical Society meeting Monday at Nessmith-Lane
Mical as William James
Mical Whitaker portrays Statesboro educator Williams James as the Bulloch County Historical Society presented "Tales from the Tomb" in October 2014. Whitaker will reprise the role during Monday's meeting of the society. - photo by SCOTT BRYANT/staff

           The Bulloch County Historical Society will hold its regular monthly meeting a week earlier in May, due to the Memorial Day holiday. Normally the fourth Monday, the Society will meet this coming Monday — the third Monday — at 11:30 a.m. inside the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center on the campus of Georgia Southern.
        The program will feature Mical Whitaker reprising his role as William James from the Historical Society’s “Tales from the Tomb” event last October. Whitaker, a classically trained actor, director and professor emeritus from Georgia Southern University, will bring the prominent black educator to life during his presentation.
        James opened the City Colored School in Statesboro in 1907, and in 1924, the school, then called Statesboro High and Industrial School, became one of the few accredited high schools in the state for blacks. Today, William James Middle School bears his name.
        Members and guests are invited to attend Monday’s meeting and program. A Dutch treat lunch of soup, salad, sandwich, beverage and cookie will be available for $12.50 including tip.