Posts Tagged: civil rights

Online event spotlights mistreatment of Black patients in Jim Crow-era mental hospitals

In recognition of Black History Month in February, the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library will present a thought-provoking online event called “Jim Crow in the Asylum: Contesting Custody and Care in Southern Psychiatric Hospitals after WWII,” with Dr. Kylie Smith, PhD, on Thursday, Feb. 3, at 12 p.m. The event is open to both Emory…

Emory acquires archive of Black Panther Party activist Kathleen Cleaver

Emory University has acquired the personal papers of Black Panther Party member, activist, and retired Emory Law faculty member Kathleen Cleaver. The papers, which will reside at Emory’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, span Cleaver’s career and life as an activist, particularly as a member of the Black Panther Party (BPP),…

Dear John Lewis and Dear CT Vivian

by Karen Garrabrant, senior acquisitions assistant In the wake of the passing of a pair of civil rights icons, John Lewis and C.T. Vivian, the Emory Libraries Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee invites you to share your thoughts about these men and the impact they have had on you. As news of the passing…

Newsweek Atlanta Bureau Records available

By Laura Carroll, Manuscript Archivist.  The Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library (MARBL) is pleased to announce the Newsweek Atlanta Bureau records have been processed and are once again available to our researchers.  The Atlanta Bureau of Newsweek, inc., was the hub of Newsweek magazine's Southern network.  It was established in 1953, with William (Bill)…