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New Faculty Publication and Book Talk/Signing: We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement

The Georgia State University Department of African-American Studies announces the publication of Prof. Akinyele Omowale Umoja‘s new book We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement (2013; on order). Prof. Umoja will give a talk and sign … Continue reading

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Rediscovering “Heaven Bound”

How exciting to discover a box filled with over 90 rolls of film that have been unseen since the 1930s! These previously unknown 35mm negatives offer a remarkable glimpse of life in Atlanta 75 years ago.           Since its acquisition … Continue reading

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A Milestone Anniversary: Thank You Sister Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

December 1 marks the 55th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ historic refusal to give her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus up to a white man. A highly respected member of Montgomery’s African-American community, Parks had been active in civil rights … Continue reading

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New! Online Portal of Manuscripts Documenting African-American Slavery and Abolition

New-York Historical Society Museum and Library

The New-York Historical Society has recently launched a new online portal linking to almost 12,000 pages of source materials relating to the history of slavery in the United States, the Atlantic slave trade, and the abolitionist movement. These documents, from … Continue reading

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Upcoming Talk: Women’s Studies Institute Brown Bag

The Women’s Studies Institute will hold its first brown-bag session of the 2010-2011 year on Monday, October 11, from noon to 1 p.m. In this session, Prof. Layli Phillips Maparyan, of the Women’s Studies Institute, will speak on “Building a … Continue reading

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Emory Univ. Opens Alice Walker Papers

Pulitzer Prize winning author Alice Walker’s papers will go on display on April 24th.  There will be a formal opening on April 23rd in the Schatten Gallery  of the Robert W. Woodruff Library on the Emory University Campus.  Alice Walker … Continue reading

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W.E.B. DuBois Papers to be put online at U. Mass.

The University’s W.E.B DuBois Library has about 100,000 letters, diaries, photographs and other items on DuBois’ life and work.  The library plans to scan, catalog, digitize and put online the papers of this noted sociologist and civil rights pioneer who … Continue reading

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John Hope Franklin 1915-2009

A great historian passed away March 25th in Durham North Carolina.  John Hope Franklin, most known for his pioneering history of African Americans – From Slavery to Freedom – first published in 1947, died of heart failure at the age … Continue reading

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Blacks and the 2008 Democratic National Convention

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies – a non-partisan research institution published this analysis.

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Minority Voting Surged in 2008 Election, According to Project Vote Analysis

Project Vote analyzed the vote in the 2008 presidential election and determined that there was dramatic increase in the number of ballots cast by “traditionally underrepresented groups”.  A link to the full report is here.

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