Posts Tagged: African Americans in Sports

Picturing a New South: MARBL Acquires the Photographs of Ron Sherman

Emory University’s Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL) recently acquired 748 vintage silver gelatin prints from Atlanta photographer, Ron Sherman. Sherman spent three decades covering politics, sports, and life in Atlanta and the South for a variety of publications and outlets. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, the camera bug bit Sherman early in life. By…

Opening for Joe Louis exhibit drew a crowd curious to know more about the boxer

The Robert W. Woodruff Library held an opening event on Nov. 13 for the exhibit “Joe Louis Barrow: A Life and Career in Context,” presented by the Race and Sports in American Culture Series (RASACS). The panel consisted of three people: Pellom McDaniels III, faculty curator of African American Collections at the Manuscript, Archives, and…