Category Archives: African American Studies

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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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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