Gems of the CollectionPWheatley

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

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016 • 6:00 p.m.

 102616 Central Park 5 Med



The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with the office of Atlanta City Council President, Ceasar Mitchell, and Florentine Films, will host a screening of the documentary, The Central Park Five, by award-winning filmmakers, David Mcmahon, Sarah Burns, and Ken Burns. Still relevant today, this film chronicles an unconscionable miscarriage of justice told from the perspective of Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Kharey Wisethe, the five exonerated Black and Latino men (The Central Park Five) who found themselves dehumanized and wrongfully convicted for a heinous crime in 1989. This screening will be followed by a community discussion with Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and the film’s co-director, David Mcmahon.


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


                       Mrs  Selena Sloan Butler 5

                   Mrs. Selena Sloan Butler


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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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