Posts Tagged: Southern Christian Leadership Conference Records

Civil rights leader shares experiences registering voters in 1960s Selma

Civil rights leader Rev. Bernard LaFayette Jr. stopped by Emory University’s Robert W. Woodruff Library on Dec. 3 to discuss his experiences and new memoir in a conversation led by Carol Anderson, associate professor of African American Studies at Emory. Lafayette, who worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr. as the national program director for the…

Living Walls, Living Art

    Last week French artist and photographer JR came to Atlanta to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. As a part of JR’s ongoing project, UNFRAMED, JR installed 3 photo-based environmental artworks in the Old Fourth Ward with the help from his crew and community supporters….

The Extraordinary World of MARBL: Resurrection City Street Signs

The Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library is a place of discovery. All are welcome to visit and explore our unique holdings, whether as a researcher or an observer. The breadth and depth of our collections are vast, and it is nearly impossible to investigate every nook and cranny. We invite you this year, through…

New Insights into the Early Political and Philosophical Thought of Jesse L. Jackson

  “Working for Freedom: Documenting Civil Rights Organizations” is a collaborative project between Emory University’s Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, The Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, The Amistad Research Center at Tulane University, and The Robert W. Woodruff Library of Atlanta University Center to uncover and make available previously…