Happy Douglass Day & Black History Month!

Today, the Emory Libraries joined the Colored Conventions Project in the national celebration of Frederick Douglass Day. The event brought together thousands of people from across the United States to eat cake, sing Happy Birthday, and work together to create new resources for the study of African American history. Participants ate gingerbread chocolate cupcakes and transcribed Douglass’s Read More …

Celebrate Black History Month with a graphic novel

In honor of Black History Month, Emory’s Woodruff Library has compiled a list of recent graphic novel acquisitions. Explore Black futures, love, mysteries and histories in our collection!  And when you visit the library to take a look at these works, swing by the new exhibit Graphic Narratives and Comic Collections at Emory: Past, Present Read More …

Celebrate Black History Month 2021 by Exploring Black Newspapers

This is the third in a series of posts highlighting digital collections that celebrate Black history. As filmmaker Stanley Nelson noted, “from the publication of the first African-American newspaper in 1827, the pioneering men and women of the black press have given voice to stories and events that otherwise would have gone undocumented” (The Black Read More …

Celebrate Black History Month with E-books

This is the second in a series of posts highlighting digital collections that celebrate Black history. In honor of Black History Month, the Woodruff Library has compiled a small selection of recommended books and e-book collections for you to explore. Take some time to re-read a classic or find a new author to try! OverDrive Read More …

Celebrate Black History Month with Streaming Video

This is the first of a series of posts highlighting digital collections that celebrate Black history. With the Libraries’ subscription to Academic Video Online (AVON) and other streaming video services, members of the Emory community can access hundreds of documentary films that celebrate the Black experience in the United States and abroad. Here’s a list of Read More …

Rose Library to welcome new African American collections curator at Black History Month event Feb. 23

The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library will introduce its new curator of African American collections at a Black History Month event online on Feb. 23, 2021. Clinton Fluker, an Emory alumnus who has worked in the Rose Library and the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship, begins his duties on Feb. 8. Read More …

Celebrate Black History Month with Archival Databases

by Erica Bruchko, US history and African American Studies librarian The Emory Libraries subscribe to a number of historical databases that document the history of African Americans in the United States. One such resource is Proquest’s History Vault and the sub-collections contained therein. In Black Freedom Struggle of the 20th Century: Organizational Records and Personal Read More …

Celebrate Black History Month with E-books

In honor of Black History Month, the Woodruff Library has compiled a small selection of recommended books and e-book collections for you to explore. Take some time to re-read a classic or find a new author to try! OverDrive – Collection of e-books and audio books. To find works by and about African Americans go Read More …

Celebrate Black History Month by Exploring Black Newspapers

As filmmaker Stanley Nelson noted, “from the publication of the first African-American newspaper in 1827, the pioneering men and women of the black press have given voice to stories and events that otherwise would have gone undocumented” (The Black Press: Soldiers without Swords). Find these stories—from the Freedom’s Journal to the Chicago Defender— in Emory’s Read More …

LGBTQ+ History Month: Centering Black Queer Histories

Happy LGBTQ+ History Month! This month, Emory Libraries is celebrating the experiences and histories of Black queer folks. Too often, the queer experience is reduced to the histories of white, cisgender men, leaving out other voices. The resources we have highlighted for this month, divided into Individual and Personal Perspectives and Academic and Ethnographic Perspectives, Read More …

Celebrate African American History Month with poetry readings, exhibits, films, and more

Emory Libraries will celebrate African American History Month with poetry readings, exhibitions, films, graphic novels, and other resources that you can enjoy. Exhibitions: Emory Libraries exhibition examines intersecting lives and work of Benny Andrews, Flannery O’Connor and Alice Walker (major exhibition running through July 12)   Events: 12th Night Revel with poet Major Jackson to Read More …

Native American Heritage Month 2023: Film Collections

With the Emory Libraries’ subscription to Docuseek, Academic Video Online (AVON), and Kanopy, members of the Emory community can access hundreds of films that explore Native American culture and history. Don’t know where to start? No worries – Emory Libraries has created a list of recently acquired streaming film titles for you to view. Gather (2020) “Gather is an intimate portrait Read More …