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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…

Art Imitates Life: Artists and Authors as Activists 

This is the fourth and final post in our Racial Justice Blog Series, which brings together Emory Libraries’ resources with the current struggle to foster social change and anti-racism. Over the course of the series, topics have included Black Student Activism at Emory, Protests and Movements, and Voting Rights. We hope the connections that you make between…

Share your fall 2020 experiences with remote services on our survey

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we teach, learn, and do research. Emory Libraries is conducting a survey of Emory University students, faculty, and staff to learn more about their fall 2020 experiences with remote teaching and learning, virtual library resources and services, and online workshops to discover what improvements we can make. Please…

Voting Rights: Vote Like Your Life Depends on It

This is the third in a series of blog posts that brings together Emory Libraries’ resources with the current struggle to foster social change and anti-racism. Over the course of the series, topics include Black Student Activism at Emory, Protests and Movements, Voting Rights, and Authors and Artists as Activists. We hope the connections that…

Protests and Movements: From Anti-Lynching to Black Lives Matter

This is the second in a series of blog posts that brings together Woodruff and Rose Library resources with the current struggle to foster social change and anti-racism. Over the course of the series, topics include Protests and Movements, Voting Rights and Public Policy, Authors and Artists as Activists, and Student Activism. We hope the…

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),…

Black Students’ Activism at Emory: Past and Present

This is the first in a series of blog posts that brings together Emory Libraries’ resources with the current struggle to foster social change and anti-racism. Over the course of the series, topics will include Black Student Activism at Emory, Protests and Movements, Voting Rights and Public Policy, and Authors and Artists as Activists. We hope…

Libraries reopening for fall with new access options for Emory patrons

The Emory Libraries have implemented several changes for the fall semester to create a safer research environment for Emory students, faculty and staff. During the summer, departments throughout the Libraries have been collaborating on the best way to offer services and materials to Emory students, faculty, and staff while following COVID-19 protocols. The library staff…

Emory community mourns passing of civil rights leader C.T. Vivian

Emory Libraries and the Emory community are mourning the passing on Friday (July 17) of Rev. C.T. Vivian, 95, a civil rights leader who worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr. and spent his life speaking out for equality for African Americans. A Baptist minister, activist, and author, Vivian received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from…

Statement on Systemic Racism and the Emory Libraries’ Commitment

To the Emory Community and our Friends, Supporters, and Patrons, The Emory Libraries staff shares in the pain and frustration felt by communities across the country from the ongoing racial injustice. We are angry, frustrated, and disheartened by the violent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery and Rayshard Brooks (Georgia), Breonna Taylor (Kentucky), George Floyd (Minnesota), Tony…

Woodruff graduate fellows improve websites, establish programs, empower students

Each academic year, Emory Libraries partners with the Laney Graduate School to sponsor the Woodruff Library fellowships that provide Emory graduate students with immersive and meaningful experiences. The fellows work in research and public engagement with Emory librarians; on digital projects with the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS); on archival and engagement projects with…

Intertwining paths: The papers of Tracy K. Smith and Kevin Young

By Maureen McGavin Poets and friends Tracy K. Smith and Kevin Young met as Harvard undergraduates, became part of the Dark Room Collective, and journeyed from rising talents to established poets. Now their papers cross paths at the Rose Library. Tracy K. Smith and Kevin Young were budding poets and Harvard undergraduates in the early…