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 May 18)

 

Poet Major Jackson. Credit: Beowulf Sheehan.

Events:

12th Night Revel with poet Major Jackson to benefit Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library on Feb. 17

Award-winning poet Major Jackson to read his work at Emory University on Feb. 18   (click here for free tickets)

 

Douglass Day Transcribe-a-thon
Wed., Feb. 14, 1-3 p.m.
Woodruff Commons in the Rose Library (Woodruff Library Level 10)

Bring your laptop and some friends and help transcribe the handwritten letters and speeches of abolitionist and orator Frederick Douglass (1818-1895). Come early and get a gingerbread cupcake (his favorite flavor!) in honor of one of our most revered historical speakers. Open to Emory students, faculty and instructors, and staff.

 


Library resources:

Emory Libraries often highlights relevant collections during African American History Month, such as books, films, newspapers, archives, musical offerings, oral histories, and graphic novels.