Category Archives: African American Studies

Ferguson, Missouri: Difficult Stories

map of Ferguson, Missouri in relation to St. Louis City

On Saturday, August 9, a Ferguson, Missouri police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, age 18, a graduate of Normandy High School who was about to begin classes at Vatterott College on Monday, August 11. Details remain murky but there … Continue reading

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40th Anniversary of Hank Aaron’s Record Breaking Home Run

Forty years ago, on April 8, 1974, Atlanta Brave Hank Aaron set the then all-time career record for home runs in Major League Baseball. The record was a significant personal accomplishment by one of baseball’s all-time great players and represented … Continue reading

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Department of History’s 2014 Dale Somers Memorial Lecture: “Caribbean Slavery”

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The GSU Department of History announces the 2014 Dale Somers Memorial Lecture, to be delivered by Dr. Philip Morgan, Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University, on Friday April 4, 2014. Dr. Morgan will speak on “Caribbean Slavery.” Though he … Continue reading

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Atlanta Studies Symposium, April 4, 2014

The Atlanta Studies Symposium, an interdisciplinary meeting of scholars, will be held at Georgia State University on April 4, 2014 at Centennial Hall.  This year’s symposium will feature keynote addresses from Clarence Stone, author of Regime Politics: Governing Atlanta, 1946-1988, … Continue reading

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

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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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Snow Jam 2014: Planning Atlanta, Ryan Gravel, and a Car-Dependent Region

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Photo Credit: William Brawley Few people can honestly deny that last week’s snow storm in Atlanta was a metropolitan-wide utter calamity.  Reflecting on the event that quickly became known as “Snow Jam 2014”, Ryan Gravel, Atlanta Beltline visionary, posed the … Continue reading

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Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Talk: The Future of Reproductive Justice

Dr. Dorothy Roberts, University of Pennsylvania

The Georgia State University Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexualities announces an upcoming talk by Dr. Dorothy E. Roberts, “The Future of Reproductive Justice,” on Monday, February 10, 2014. Dr. Roberts is George A. Weiss Professor of Law and Sociology … Continue reading

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GSU Library’s Digital Collections Now Include Video

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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

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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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University Library Digitizes Research Atlanta Reports

Georgia State University Library is creating a digital collection of reports from Research Atlanta, Inc.  We hope that this collection will serve as a significant resource for students and researchers who study current and past public policy issues faced by … Continue reading

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