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“So be it”: Celebrating Lucille Clifton’s Life and Work

In perhaps her best recognized poem, “won’t you celebrate with me” Lucille Clifton invites readers to celebrate her life. Though “born in babylon / both nonwhite and woman,” the poem’s speaker explains that she has managed to forge a kind...

Photographer Hugo Fernandes speaks about “Intimate Strangers”

Last night photographer Hugo Fernandes spoke in Emory’s Woodruff Library about his portrait series Intimate Strangers. To create the series of striking portraits, Fernandes recruited his subjects using websites and apps primarily designed to arrange hook ups (brief sexual encounters)....

Alciato’s Emblems

Emory University has an incredible collection of emblem books, largely thanks to the efforts of Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Art History, Dr. Walter Melion. The contents of this collection are divided between the Pitts Theology Library in the Candler...

Collection spotlight: Boisfeuillet Jones papers

The Rose Library is proud to announce that the papers of Atlanta civic leader, Boisfeuillet Jones, are open and available for use. From 1935 until his death in 2001, Boisfeuillet Jones influenced health, education, and welfare policy, and charitable actions...

Reflections on “Revealing Her Story” Project

 “Revealing Her Story: Documenting African American Women Intellectuals” is a two-year project funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission to arrange and describe the personal papers of nine African American women writers, artists and musicians. Collections included in...

May Miller, African American poet, educator, and playwright

Processing Fun: Writings by May Miller

“Revealing Her Story: Documenting African American Women Intellectuals” is a two-year project funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission to arrange and describe the personal papers of nine African American women writers, artists and musicians. Collections included in...