Protests and Movements: From Anti-Lynching to Black Lives Matter

This is the second in a series of blog posts that brings together Woodruff and Rose Library resources with the current struggle to foster social change and anti-racism. Over the course of the series, topics include Protests and Movements, Voting Rights and Public Policy, Authors and Artists as Activists, and Student Activism. We hope the…

Before March Madness: The Wars for the Soul of College Basketball

   Guest Blogger, Kurt Edward Kemper,  a professor of history at Dakota State University, has authored his latest book,  Before March Madness: The Wars for the Soul of College Basketball from the University of Illinois Press, based on research conducted at the Rose Library several years ago.  For years, visitors to Emory’s bookstore saw the…

Lift Every Voice 2020: Emory Constitution Day Social Media Challenge

The Lift Every Voice 2020 Project Team will host a social media event on September 17th to commemorate National Constitution Day and the passage of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments. We invite students and members of the Emory community to engage with us on twitter @EveryVoice2020 or to create their own posts using the…

Libraries, Within Libraries, Within Libraries

This summer, Emory Alumna Candice Butts 10C, was an intern for the Raymond Danowski Library. As an Emory alumna, a summer internship with the Danowski Poetry Library has been an exciting opportunity.  By stepping into the world of rare books and archives, I can combine my undergraduate degree in the humanities with the skills learned…

Lifting Every Voice: the Pellom McDaniels III 2020-2021 Tribute Series

The Emory Libraries, campus, and community partners have launched a series of celebrations to honor the legacy of our colleague and friend, Dr. Pellom McDaniels III 06G 07PhD. He was a Renaissance man whose hard work, discipline, and talent are reflected in the roles and titles he held throughout his lifetime. He was an accomplished…

Black Students’ Activism at Emory: Past and Present

This is the first in a series of blog posts that brings together Emory Libraries’ resources with the current struggle to foster social change and anti-racism. Over the course of the series, topics will include Black Student Activism at Emory, Protests and Movements, Voting Rights and Public Policy, and Authors and Artists as Activists. We…

Illuminating Medieval and Renaissance Materials at Rose Library

Kelin Michael is a PhD candidate in Art History at Emory and a student employee of the Rose Library. In the spring of 2018, my colleague in the Art History department here at Emory, Emma de Jong, told me about a curatorial project she was about to embark on in conjunction with Pitts Theology Library…

Lift Every Voice 2020, the May Miller Papers, and the Work of the Reconstruction Archive

J.E. Morgan is the 2019-2020 recipient of the Mellon Interventions Public Scholar fellowship at Emory’s Rose Library. Morgan is a Ph.D. candidate in History at Emory and a member of the Lift Every Voice 2020 project team. The Lift Every Voice 2020 project’s public history initiatives emphasizes that African Americans’ fight for citizenship and civil rights began long…

In Memoriam: On the Passing of Constance Curry

The staff of the Rose Library were saddened to learn of the death of long-time library friend and donor, Constance Curry, on June 20. Connie was a civil rights activist and public servant who dedicated her life to the cause of justice in Atlanta and the South. She was a member of the National Student…

Lift Every Voice 2020: The Vision of Dr. Pellom McDaniels III

As the Curator of African American Collections at Emory’s Rose Library, Dr. Pellom McDaniels III worked to bring these collections to the public in order to highlight the lives and contributions of African Americans. A year-long project, Lift Every Voice 2020 began with his idea that Reconstruction was “a time of great possibility” for African…