How Ebony magazine engaged and reacted to the Black Power movement in the 1960s and 1970s

Sid Ahmed ZIANE is a PhD student at Manchester Metropolitan University. He studies African American history and his area of interest revolves around race and media in Post-war America. He is currently working on a project which looks at the correlation between the modern black print media and the modern black liberation movement in the US….

Personality and the Passage of Time in Handwritten Letters

Colin Newton is a writer from Los Angeles whose fiction and nonfiction has appeared in The Ignatian, Westwind, Maudlin House, Red Planet Magazine, The Fabulist and Northridge Review. Newton was a 2018 Trillium Project resident at Oregon State University’s Shotpouch Cabin, and has years of experience as a freelance writer and writing instructor. Research conducted…

Max Moses Heller and Southern Jewish Politicians

Andrew Harrison Baker, Ph.D., is a Lecturer of History in the Department of History and Geography at Clemson University.  His research focuses on focuses on politics, economic development, and southern cities in the post-World War II South with a particular interest in the Sunbelt era.             My introduction to southern Jewish history began in October 2018…

The Atlanta Daily World, Old Sermons, and a Reporter’s Expense Report

Josina Guess is a writer and editor with more than 20 years experience in non-profit, faith-based, arts and cross-cultural communication in urban and rural settings.  She is the 2022 recipient of The Nancy and Randall Burkett Award for Research in Black Print Culture.   The Nancy and Randall Burkett Award for Research in Black Print…

Black Internationalism and a Wide View of Leon Sullivan’s Work

Mattie C. Webb is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she studies 20th century U.S. and African history. She was a recipient of the Rose Library’s African American Short Term Research Fellowship, which she used to research in the Leon H. Sullivan Papers. My first…

The Black Emergency Cultural Coalition: Direct Action and Attica Prison

The Black Emergency Cultural Coalition: Direct Action and Attica Prison Chad Dawkins is a visiting assistant professor of Art History and Curatorial Practices at Spelman College. He was the recipient of the 2022 Benny Andrews Award, which provides funding for researchers exploring the collection of visual artist, teacher, activist, critic, and writer Benny Andrews. In…

Donald Locke Exhibit

  Karen Comer Lowe is currently working as Curator -In-Residence at the Spelman College Museum.  She will be curating a solo exhibition of Donald Locke’s artwork at the Atlanta Contemporary in the Fall of 2024. This will be an independent curatorial project and the second exhibition of Donald Locke’s work that she has curated.  She…

The Letters in Japan: Michael Longley’s Archive

Michael Glenfield received a Short-Term Fellowship to visit Michael Longley’s Archive in the Stuart A. Rose Library.  The visit was also supported by the University of Bristol in England, where Michael has recently finished his PhD. In order to complete the trip Michael was afforded study leave from his lectureship at Bishop Grosseteste University. His…

“Smash the Klan”: Fighting the White Power Movement in the Late Twentieth Century

Benjamin Holzman is an Assistant Professor of History at Lehman College.  His first first book, The Long Crisis: New York City and the Path to Neoliberalism, is out from Oxford University Press., and his research has also appeared in Modern American History, the Journal of Social History, the Journal of Urban History, and several edited collections.   …

Performing Diasporic Time: Enactments of African American History

Julie Burrell is an Associate Professor of English, Black Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies at Cleveland State University, where she teaches courses in African American literature and drama. Her monograph, The Civil Rights Theatre Movement in New York, 1939-1966: Staging Freedom (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), examines the intersections of political theatre and the black freedom…

Spirit Writing, Body Problems: Lucille Clifton’s Faith

Marina Magloire is an Assistant Professor of English at University of Miami. She was awarded a Rose fellowship in support of her research on the spirit writing of Lucille Clifton. She conducted her research in spring 2022. Lucille Clifton is best known as a poet of Black embodiment, as evidenced by her oft-quoted birthday poems…