b"CULTUREuse those moments to educate and encourage people by showing statistics and naming actual programs that impact their community or perhaps someone they know.Using examples of healthcare, education, and infrastructure, Adams says these areas either directly or indirectly impact everyone. We pay our federal taxes, and it goes toA full service electrical contractorWashington, the census is a way to get some ofwith locations in: those funds back to our community, she says. It is our money, and we have to claim it, and theAtlanta, GAMacon, GAStatesboro, GA way we claim it is through the census. Valdosta, GASiler City, NCJackson, TN As the 2020 Census timeline moves from awareness to the motivation phase (March and229.244.9288April), Adams says its an all-hands-on-deck approach. I am encouraging our completewww.aceelectric.net count committee members to take advantage VALDOSTA STATE UNIVERSITYof opportunities right where they areat the grocery store, workplace, place of worship, etc.,FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA and start the conversation about the census. census.georgia.govHistorical Significance: Copeland African American Museum is located at VSUs Rea & Lillian Steele North CampusCopeland African American Museum Spanning 150 Years of HistoryAre you receiving the South Georgia Insider? A fter years of acquiring pieces of African American memorabilia, Roy and Cheryl Copeland gifted their collection to the Valdosta State University Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business The monthly e-newsletter is a companion piece to South GeorgiaAdministration (LCOBA).Business + Culture Magazine that promotes the region's business climate, economic growth, and cultural visibility. Subscribe to theThe Copeland African American MuseumBelieving the collection deserved a placeheart, says Roy Copeland. My wife and e-newsletter or printed magazine (both at no charge) atcollection spans more than 150 years ofwhere it could be permanently displayedI decided that VSU was the best place to sgamag.com.history and features more than 75 pieces,and enjoyed by guests for many generationshouse the collection. Its local, and I think we which the Copelands began collectingto come, Dr. L. Wayne Plumly, dean of theneed a place where local folks have access Submit company and community news and events, expandingin 1989 when Cheryl Copeland surprisedLCOBA, found a cozy, easily accessibleto this material. or new industry announcements, job announcements and promotions, corporate awards, professional recognitions, andher husband, Roy Copeland, with a set ofspot on the second floor of Thaxton Hall, business related events. Submissions are accepted forautographed Muhammad Ali boxing glovesand with support from various donors,The museum currently houses about a individuals or businesses located in South Georgia.third of the total collection, including for Christmas. She continued to select aturned it into a destination for anyone Email information and related photos to: unique piece of history for him every year,seeking inspiration, knowledge, a change ofMuhammad Ali boxing gloves. The displays editor@sgamag.com are scheduled to change twice a year, and soon the couple began collecting evenperspective, and food for conversation.more African American memorabilia at liveencouraging guests of all ages to return and online auctions, garage sales, antiqueAfrican American history, and theto the museum again and again for a fresh South Georgia Business + Culture Magazine preservation thereof, is near and dear to mylearning experience.Produced by THBoyd Communications houses, and more.58 SG MAGAZINE | WINTER 2020 BUSINESS + CULTURE 59"