In the spring of 2019, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library will host the symposium Blacks on the Left, an interdisciplinary exploration of the role of radical politics in African American life and culture.
The Rose Library is home to one of the world’s premier archives of African American history and culture. For 21 years we have documented hundreds of individuals and organizations, resulting in the preservation of over 5,000 linear feet of manuscripts and 13,000 print titles. One of the strengths of our collection is documentation of the depth and breadth of black political expression in the United States, ranging from early anti-slavery efforts to modern LGBTQ activism.