Category Archives: African American Studies

Sacrifice – The Rosses in the South

The M. H. Ross Papers digital collection is now publicly accessible online. Digitization of the M. H. Ross Papers is being funded by a $48,865 grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission and will continue through September 2018. By early 1941, Mike … Continue reading

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Teaching with Primary Sources: Using Comic Books to Teach Social Commentary and Representation

Given the popularity of the new Black Panther film, Kevin Fleming, Popular Music and Culture Archivist, and Jill Anderson, History/African-American Studies/Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Librarian, are offering the workshop “Teaching with Primary Sources: Using Comic Books to Teach Social … Continue reading

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“We are indeed subversive:” The Great Speckled Bird at Fifty

The Great Speckled Bird was Atlanta’s underground/alternative newspaper published between 1968-1976, having been birthed in “the year of protest” out of necessity – Atlanta’s existing media platforms presented a point-of-view indistinguishable not only from one another but also from others … Continue reading

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Georgia Association of Educators records open; periodicals online

The records of the Georgia Association of Educators (1921-2015), part of the Southern Labor Archives, Special Collections and Archives, at Georgia State University Library, Atlanta Campus, are open for research. The collection, comprised of unique documents and photographs, provides an … Continue reading

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New Resources: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 15, 2018)

image of Martin Luther King Jr. made up of smaller photos of service activities

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a federal holiday designated by Congress in 1994 as a day of service. The holiday falls on the third Monday of January, and will be observed on January 15 this year. Because King’s birthday … Continue reading

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Upcoming Workshop: Teaching with Primary Sources: Comic Books and Context

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Kevin Fleming, Popular Music and Culture Archivist, and Jill Anderson, History/African-American Studies/Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Librarian, are offering a “Teaching with Primary Sources: Comic Books and Context” workshop for faculty and graduate students. This workshop will be held on … Continue reading

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Labor Archives receives grant to digitize labor organizer’s papers

  In advance of Labor Day, Georgia State University Library’s Southern Labor Archives announces  an Access to Historical Records grant from the National Historic Publications and Records Commission in the amount of $48,865  to digitize the M. H. Ross papers. The … Continue reading

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African American Music Appreciation Month: Negro Spirituals

As someone of color born and raised in the south, my introduction to Negro spirituals came very early. These were the songs that were sung in church by the Mother Board and Deacons. Or as I used to call them, … Continue reading

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African American Music Appreciation Month: Hip Hop

My Adidas Walked through concert doors And roamed all over coliseum floors I stepped on stage, at Live Aid All the people gave and the poor got paid That’s the opening verse to My Adidas by hip hop icons, Run-DMC. A … Continue reading

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African-American Music Appreciation Month: Jazz

June marks the beginning of African-American Music Appreciation Month, initially called Black Music Month when President Jimmy Carter issued a decree on June 7, 1979. In 2000, President Carter’s degree was approved in House Resolution 509. In celebration of African-American Music … Continue reading

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