The Team

Spring 2021 and 2022

When the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic reached southwest Georgia in the spring of 2020, the word "unprecedented" seemed to be part of every conversation. Coronavirus was the not the first pandemic to affect the Americus, the United States, or the world. While historical literature on the global influenza pandemic has burgeoned over the last several decades, its local effects are rarely discussed as part of the city's history.

This gap in the historical memory became the subject of study for HIST 2500 The Study of History at Georgia Southwestern State University in the spring of 2021 and 2022

This website is the product of two semesters of research by ten undergraduate students at Georgia Southwestern State University.

Brooks Bowden

Chandler Bowman

Saksit Jairak

Shawn Lunde

Julio Vela

Conner Vizzini

Andrew Bellacomo

Bobby Brooks

Hayden Hatcher

Evan Ward

Prof. Evan Kutzler