Lifting Every Voice: The Inspiration and Impact of Pellom McDaniels III

Pellom McDaniels

When Pellom McDaniels III felt a flash of inspiration, he didn’t let go. Whether it was for a book, an exhibit, or a program, he would spend every waking hour – and sometimes restless nights – fleshing out his idea, then planning, researching, designing, collaborating, and working until he saw it through.

McDaniels, curator of African American collections at Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, was known for his enthusiasm and generous nature, eager to share his knowledge and passion about African American history and the stories of individuals who made an impact, large or small.

In his eight years at the Rose Library, his boundless energy found expression in collections, teaching, public events and countless projects. When he passed away suddenly at home on April 19, a sense of enormous loss stunned his loved ones, friends, colleagues, and a national network of people whose lives he touched.

Read the full article at the Emory News Center.

by Maureen McGavin