“Reading the Silences: Finding African Americans in the Archives”
Emory University’s Archives Research Program will host a panel discussion on Monday, February 8 at 6:30 on Level 10 of the Woodruff Library.
The panel will explore research into the lives African Americans. Researching an underdocumented community can be frustrating; evidence is often found in unexpected places, and the researcher must learn to “read” documents and employ unique research strategies that can provide evidence into the lives of African Americans.
The panelists are,
- Traci Drummond, Archivist, Southern Labor Archives, Georgia State University
- Andrea Jackson, Head of the Archives Research Center of the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library
- Tamika Strong, President, Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Atlanta Metro Chapter
- Sue Verhoef, Senior Archivist, Atlanta History Center
The Archives Research Program is a collaborative program of the Laney Graduate School, the Robert W. Woodruff Library, and the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives & Rare Book Library. To learn more about the program, please visit us online at http://web.library.emory.edu//research-learning/award-research-programs/archives-research-program.html