Gems of the CollectionPWheatley

Rare Book Collection:
Wheatley, Phyllis.
Poems on various subjects, religious and moral, 1773.

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Fair is Foul and Foul Ain’t Fair
Fine Art Exhibition by Shanequa Gay
April 21, 2017 to June 11, 2017


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Sunday, 3:00 p.m. June 11, 2017


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The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with Hammonds House Museum will host Fair is Foul and Foul Ain’t Fair by Shanequa Gay. Inspired by poet Bill Harris’ Birth of a Notion, with underpinnings in Africana Womanist ideology, this multimedia installation is an eloquent fusion of flawless fine art and fierce social commentary. Serving as both a poetic clarion call to the Black community, and solemn invocation for ancestral intercession. Fair is Foul and Foul Ain’t Fair demands the reclamation of authentic Black culture as an instrument of healing and unity. This exhibition is curated by Tracy Murrell, will be presented in the Cary-McPheeters Gallery.


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Documenting African American Education:  The Auburn Avenue Research Library and the Digital Library of Georgia NHPRC Digitization Project


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In 2010 the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History (AARL), a special library of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System (AFPLS), and the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) received funds from the National Historical Papers and Records Commission (NHPRC) to digitize and make Web-accessible late nineteenth and mid-twentieth century manuscript collections that document the historical development of education for African Americans, primarily in the South, from the early 1860s to the early 1950s. The eleven collections digitized for this grant are accessible via our AARL Finding Aids webpage. The collections include: Atlanta University Collection, Adam Knight Spence and John Wesley Work Collection, Samuel Archer Collection, Sanford Lee Papers, Auburn Branch Library Records, Annie L. McPheeters Papers, Helen Adele Johnson Whiting Papers, Peyton Austin Allen Papers, James Frank Harrison Family Collection, Selena Sloan Butler Family Papers and the William B. Matthews Papers.


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