Category Archives: African American Studies

Making History, Writing History: Thoughts for Black History Month

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We often hear the phrases “living through history,” “witnessing history,” “history in the making.” We are literally always creating what historians call “primary sources,” which can be any kind of resource that is made, written, drawn, filmed, built. Almost anything … Continue reading

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New Resources: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 16, 2017)

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Martin Luther King, Jr., Day falls on Monday, January 16, this year. 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; … Continue reading

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Umbra Search, University of Minnesota’s online African-American history portal, announces public launch

Georgia State University Library has partnered with Umbra Search African American History at the University of Minnesota — a program that makes African American culture and history more broadly available through a freely available search tool (umbrasearch.org), strategic digitization, and … Continue reading

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New Film: Queen Nanny, Legendary Maroon Chieftainess (2016)

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Prof. Harcourt Fuller of the GSU History Department is co-creator and producer of the new film Queen Nanny, Legendary Maroon Chieftainess (2015), directed by Roy T. Anderson, now available in the GSU Library. To get a taste of the film, … Continue reading

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Symposium: “Still the Black Mecca? Race, Social Inequality, and Urban Displacement in 21st Century Atlanta”

Artwork by Corey Barksdale, Official Event Artist

Wednesday, November 9, 1:00pm-7:00pm at the Georgia State University Law School FULL AGENDA HERE ~ REGISTER HERE This symposium offers four separate panel discussions addressing the status of racial equity in Atlanta, presented by GSU scholars (including the library’s Joe Hurley, … Continue reading

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Holding Blackness in Suspension: Film Screening + Symposium

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Georgia State’s liquid blackness project, together with partners from Emory and GA Tech, are hosting a two-day series of events looking the film work of artist Kahlil Joseph, entitled Holding Blackness in Suspension: The Films of Kahlil Joseph. Mr. Joseph … Continue reading

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Upcoming African American Studies Lecture: “Black Lives Matter”

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Dr. Melina Abdullah, founding organizer of the Black Lives Matter Movement and chair of the Pan-African Studies Department at California State University, Los Angeles, speaks on Thursday, September 22 at 7 p.m. at the newly renovated Auburn Avenue Research Library, … Continue reading

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#OrlandoSyllabus: Educators Respond to the Shootings in Orlando

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On June 12, Omar Mateen entered Pulse, an LGBTQ bar in Orlando, Florida, with at least an automatic rifle and a handgun. At least 49 people are dead as a result of the shootings, with 53 injured. Mateen was killed … Continue reading

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Celebrating Muhammad Ali, 1942-2016

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Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. in 1942, passed away on June 3, 2016. Still the only three-time world heavyweight champion, Ali was known for his powerful athleticism, his outsize personality, his controversial conversion to Islam as a young … Continue reading

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Film & Discussion ~ Rosenwald: The Remarkable Story of a Jewish Partnership with African American Communities

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Join Georgia State University students, staff, faculty, and community activists as they discuss the film: Rosenwald: The Remarkable Story of a Jewish Partnership with African American Communities. Tuesday, June 14, in the Speaker’s Auditorium in Student Center East.      Film at … Continue reading

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