Category Archives: Primary Resources

To Learn More: Solomon Northup, Twelve Years a Slave (1853)

poster, Twelve Years a Slave film

Last night the film Twelve Years a Slave, a wrenching portrait of a free black man kidnapped into slavery, won the Oscar award for Best Film; the film’s director, Steve McQueen, became the first black director to win for Best … Continue reading

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Johnny Mercer Celebration Concert

Johnny Mercer Celebration Concert

Please join us at the Rialto Center for the Arts in celebrating Johnny Mercer with a concert featuring trumpeter Joe Gransden and jazz vocalist Carmen Bradford with the Georgia State University Jazz Band on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 8:00 … Continue reading

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GSU Library’s Digital Collections Now Include Video

Audience member speaking during youth violence community forum

The first of Georgia State University Library’s digital collections to feature video content is the Research Atlanta, Inc. Reports. This collection includes eight video recordings, which were received on VHS tapes and digitized at the library. Access to the video … Continue reading

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New Resources: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 20, 2014

image of King leaning on a lectern, Martin Luther King Press Conference, March 26 1964

January 20 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a federal holiday falling on the third Monday of January, near King’s birthday on January 15, 1929. The holiday was established in 1983 after a long struggle, and in 1994 Congress designated … Continue reading

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Did you know December 15th (this Sunday) is Bill of Rights Day?

Bill of Rights - original document - image

Authorized and requested to do so by Congress, President Franklin D. Roosevelt on November 27, 1941, issued Proclamation 2524, establishing December 15 as “Bill of Rights Day,” which “provide[d] for the proper observance of the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary … Continue reading

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Klan infiltrator’s papers now available online

The personal papers of Stetson Kennedy, author, folklorist, and human rights advocate, are now available online through Georgia State University Library’s Digital Collections portal. The papers are housed in the Southern Labor Archives at GSU, the largest collection of labor-related … Continue reading

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NARAL Pro-Choice Georgia Records Now Available for Researchers

NARAL Pro-Choice Georgia described itself as “the political arm of the pro-choice movement.” Incorporated in 1980 as the Georgia Abortion Rights Action League (GARAL), [photo of the NARAL Pro-Choice Georgia march in Washington, D.C. in 1992, W072-105_26_001] NARAL Pro-Choice Georgia … Continue reading

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Labor Day – the Real History

labor poster

What is the Labor Day holiday really about?  Here are various resources that will fill you in on Labor Day’s history as well as labor unions/movements in the U.S. History Channel’s “History of Labor Day” video clip U.S. Department of … Continue reading

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PhD Student Publication on Documentary Film

Congratulations to Moving Image Studies PhD student Laurel Ahnert, whose article was recently published in the open access journal InterDisciplines: Journal of History and Sociology. The article is entitled “The Factual Treatment of Actuality: The Emergence of Educational Film in the … Continue reading

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Moment in GSU History: “Building Jarred,” 1949

In 1949, the Atlanta Division of the University of Georgia—precursor to Georgia State University—fit all of its students, staff, classrooms and offices into two floors of one building. On the afternoon of March 24th of that year, the whole building, … Continue reading

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