MGA To Participate In 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s Education Exhibition

Author: News Bureau
Posted: Tuesday, September 7, 2021 12:00 AM
Categories: Events- Students | Events- Public | Pressroom | Faculty/Staff

Macon, GA

One of the images in the 9/11 Memorial & Museum's poster exhibition. MGA libraries on all five campuses are displaying the posters.

The Middle Georgia State University Library is participating in September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World, an educational poster exhibition that presents the history of 9/11, its origins, and its ongoing implications. The 9/11 Memorial & Museum curated the collection of 14 full-color posters and is making them available to libraries and other institutions around the nation to display.

“We are honored to host this exhibition,” said Ann Williams, assistant director of Library Services at Middle Georgia State (MGA). “It is more important than ever for us as librarians to help educate our students about that day and the aftermath, especially given the fact that many of them are too young to remember those events.”

Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, is the 20th anniversary of the day that 19 terrorists associated with an Islamist extremist group hijacked four California-bound commercial airplanes. In a coordinated attack, the terrorists intentionally flew two of the planes into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. They flew a third plane into the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C. Passengers and crew members on the fourth plane launched a counterattack, forcing the hijacker pilot – who was flying toward Washington, D.C. – to crash into a field near Shanksville, Pa., killing all onboard.

Intended to be viewed sequentially, the 14 posters include archival photographs and images from the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s permanent collection. The exhibition explores the consequences of terrorism on individual lives and communities at the local, national, and international levels, and encourages critical thinking about the legacies of 9/11.

MGA plans to exhibit the posters on all five campuses in or near library locations:

Macon Campus: Library hallway near north entrance and across from the portraits of MGA presidents.

Cochran Campus: Library, third floor.

Dublin Campus: Library, just inside the entrance.

Eastman Campus: Hallway just outside the library, visible from flight lobby area.

Warner Robins Campus: Oak Hall, right outside of the library.


For more information, email Ann Williams at