Events Listings

Continue to follow the AARL events page and social media for expansion project updates and ongoing events and exhibitions with the Hammonds House Museum and other collaborative community partners.

 

All events and exhibitions listed will be offsite until the completion of the Library expansion. Please check each event for location.


Heroism, Freedom and Mythic Imagination in the African Diaspora
Community Lecture
Thursday, August 14, 2014 • 12:00 p.m.
As an official partner with the Onyxcon Institute, the Auburn Avenue Research Library (AARL) in collaboration with the Southwest Library will host Heroism, Freedom and Mythic Imagination in the African Diaspora. This community lecture will examine the historical role of black creative activity as socio-political resistance to racism and a powerful tool for cultural self-representation throughout the African Diaspora. This event will take place at the Southwest Library 3665 Cascade Road SW, Atlanta, GA 30331.

Onyxcon Institute
Writers Workshop featuring Sheree R. Thomas
Thursday, August 14, 2014 • 6:00 p.m.
As an official partner with the Onyxcon Institute, the Auburn Avenue Research Library (AARL) in collaboration with the Hammonds House Museum, will host the Onyxcon Institute Writers Workshop featuring Sheree R. Thomas. Author and
publisher Sheree R. Thomas will discuss how aspiring authors can refine their writing skills and develop the required expertise to succeed in today’s literary marketplace. This event will take place at the Hammonds House Museum, located at 503 Peeples Street, Atlanta, GA 30310.

The Intolerable Burden
The story of the Carter family's brave decision to claim their Civil Rights
Film Screening
Saturday, August 23, 2014 • 3:00 p.m.
The Auburn Avenue Research Library (AARL), in collaboration with the Hammonds House Museum, will host a screening of the documentary, The Intolerable Burden. This compelling film examines the undaunted courage of sharecroppers Mae Bertha and Matthew Carter who in the autumn of 1965, enrolled the youngest eight of their thirteen children in the all-white public schools of Drew, Mississippi. This event will take place at the Hammonds House Museum, located at 503 Peeples Street, Atlanta, GA 30310.

Sound Garden: An Evening with DJ Ausar
Saturday, August 23, 2014 • 7:00 p.m.
In recognition of Black August, and in collaboration with the Friends of Auburn Avenue Research Library, the Hammonds House Museum and Auburn Avenue Research Library present Sound Garden: An Evening with DJ Ausar. This extraordinary celebration of eclectic Africana music will be facilitated by master
musicologist, DJ Ausar, host of WRFG’s Kalakuta Show, and feature Afro-beat, Funk, Jazz, Rare Grooves, House and Broken beats from across the Black Diaspora. This event will take place at the Hammonds House Museum 503 Peeples Street, Atlanta, Georgia, 30310.

 

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