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 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)   Events: 12th Night Revel with poet Major Jackson to Read More …

Cataloging for change: Accurately describing the African American experience

Historically Black colleges and universities Anti-lynching movements Afrofuturist fiction   What do the above have in common? Answer: They are new terms that have recently been added to the Library of Congress’s list of authorized subject headings. They are ready to be used accordingly when relevant resources are added to the Emory Libraries catalog. A Read More …

“We should do more and talk less”: Mary Ann Shadd Cary and Frederick Douglass Day

On Tuesday, February 14, 2023, Emory will join the Colored Conventions Project in the national celebration of Frederick Douglass Day. The event brings together thousands of people from across the United States to sing Happy Birthday and work together to create new resources for the study of African American history. All members of the Emory 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 …

Film screening, conversation on life and work of Pellom McDaniels set for Feb. 7

Emory Libraries will partner with Atlanta-based BronzeLens Film Festival to host an online screening and conversation for Black History Month in February. “Athlete. Scholar. Activist: Chapters in the Life of Dr. Pellom McDaniels III” will take place on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, at 3 p.m. The event will begin with a screening of the film 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 …