Gems of the CollectionPWheatley

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

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Black Girl (La Noire De...) Directed by Ousmane Sembene, 1966
Africana Cinema as Art Film Series
Film Screening and Discussion
Sunday, May 25. 2:00 p.m.
As part of the Africana Cinema as Art Film Series, the Hammonds House Museum, in collaboration with the Auburn Avenue Research Library, will host a screening of the feature film, Black Girl (La Noire De...). The film follows Diouana, a young Senegalese woman who moves to France for work, where she experiences harsh treatment by her white employers. This film (65 minutes) is not rated but may contain material not suitable for children. Following the screening, there will be a brief community discussion facilitated by Dr. Stephane Dunn, Morehouse College Director of Cinema, Television, & Emerging Media Studies. This event will be held at the Hammonds House Museum located at 503 Peeples St, Atlanta, GA 30310.







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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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                   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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