Forum planned on history of organized crime in the area

Crime junkies or anyone interested in general in the history of northeast Georgia might want to check this out.


“Join us for a compelling evening with Ruby Nell Birt, former wife of Dixie Mafia leader Billy Sunday Birt, and Phil Hudgins, author of Grace and Disgrace. Discover the harrowing reality of living with a notorious criminal through Ruby Nell Birt’s firsthand account and the extensive research conducted by author and journalist Phil Hudgins.

The event features a special video presentation and a Q&A session with Ruby Nell Birt and Phil Hudgins, offering a unique glimpse into a life amongst the Dixie Mafia. Shane Birt, son of Ruby Nell Birt, will also be a special guest in attendance for this discussion. Don’t miss this fascinating exploration of resilience and survival in the face of darkness.

A book signing will be held after the Q&A. Pre-order your copy of Grace and Disgrace on our online registration page linked below.

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This event is part of the Northeast Georgia History Center’s Forum lecture series featuring historians and topic experts.

Free for Members of the Northeast Georgia History Center and $5 for non-Members. Become a Member