Albany Technical College Celebrates National Adult Education Literacy Month

Staff Report

Monday, September 26th, 2022

Albany Technical College National Educational Literacy celebration is held annually in the month of September. Albany Tech has a special guest in observance of adult education literacy month. Angela Jones, a well-known local author and lecturer will be available to share her road to success and the importance of adult literacy. Make plans to attend on Monday, September 26, 2022, from 10:00 am until 11:00 am in Room 118 in Artisan Hall.

Angela Cain Harris Gibson Jones retired from the Dougherty County School System after a 21-year teaching career. In her retirement, she is an independent contractor for historical research writing projects in Southwest Georgia and other areas impacting community knowledge and awareness of civic importance, human/historical contributions and sacrifices, and community resources. She is also an instructor for adult English language learners.

Angela is active in the community and is a member of the Albany Civil Rights Museum, a board member on the Georgia African American Preservation Network (GAAHPN) for the SW Region of Georgia, a board member on the Thronateeska Heritage Center, and serves as a Commissioner on the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC). She is a singer with the Albany Civil Rights Museum Freedom Singers and serves as the historian/researcher and spokesperson/storyteller for the group. During her doctoral studies, she received certification in human research.

Angela is a native of Albany, Georgia, by way of Detroit, Michigan. Angela's hobbies include writing, reading, historical research, and arts and crafts. She is a member of Mt. Zion Church, serving on the Performing Arts Ministry. She has one daughter, Keila, and two grandchildren, Kiersten, 15, and Brycen, 9.