2021 Black History Month continues to shine a light on the stories and challenges of African Americans. Here are few of the many programs coming up. It’s still online times for programming, so all of these events are available online.
Explore KSU’s Historic Black Acworth Image Collection
The Historic Black Acworth Image Collection is a new digital collection available from the Kennesaw State University Archives. Photographs, letters, and documents from the Black residents of Acworth, Georgia are explored in this online program. With Helen Thomas, James Newberry and Beverly Griffin Patton.
Saturday, February 20th through Wednesday, February 24th – 2:30pm
“Preserving Black History in the Archives: The Legacy and Future of Rose Library’s African American Collections.”
The African American collections of Emory University’s Rose Library offer the setting and topic for a panel discussion. The new Rose Library curator of African American collections, Dr. Clinton Fluker, will be joined by Valerie Babb, Christell Roach, Carol Henderson, and the Atlanta Business Chronicles’ Crystal Edmonson.
Tuesday, February 23rd, 4pm.
“Who Represents You?” – Black Immigrant Representation in Bureaucratic Agencies. Dr. K. Jurée Capers presents on “the lived experience of black immigrants as it relates to representation in bureaucratic agencies” . This discussion is part of the Freedom School Lecture Series, a collaboration of the Auburn Avenue Library (Fulton County Library System) and Georgia State University.
Wednesday, February 24th, at 7:15pm.
Register at https://tinyurl.com/y2o2h6tk .
Black, White and The Grey – A Conversation with Mashama Bailey and John Morisano.
A Black chef from Queens, New York, and a White entrepreneur from Staten Island come together and open a restaurant in the Deep South, “hoping to bridge biases and get people talking about race, gender, class, and culture”. The authors discuss the joys, pitfalls, and satisfactions in building this successful business. Presented by The Georgia Center for the Book.
Thursday, March 4th, at 7pm.
Register from this webpage: https://www.georgiacenterforthebook.org/Events/show.php?id=1223 .
There are many events celebrating the history of Black people – in the metro Atlanta area and in the libraries around Georgia. Our programming. It’s our specialty. In these times of virtual events, pull up a laptop or your phone and … go.
Images from https://soar.kennesaw.edu/handle/11360/4564 , https://www.eventbrite.com/e/preserving-black-history-in-the-archives-tickets-137939146701?utm_source=emorylib.info&utm_medium=urlshortener , https://fulcolibrary.bibliocommons.com/events/search/fq=program:(5f74853cb2af3e4400cf66bf)/event/6015e9e260a86b2f00ba1666 , and https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/602192/black-white-and-the-grey-by-mashama-bailey-and-john-o-morisano/ .
Posted by Tim Wojcik.