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All events and exhibitions listed will be offsite until the completion of the Library expansion. Please check each event for location.
The Art of Ealy Mays from the Collections of Kerry and C. Betty Davis, Greg Richardson, Larry and Brenda Thompson ● Guest Curator, Young Hughley
Sunday, March 20, 2016 - Sunday, May 29, 2016
Hammonds House Museum, in collaboration with the Auburn Avenue Research Library, will host Image Perceptions, an exhibition by Paris-based contemporary artist Ealy Mays. Skillfully curated by Young Hugley, this compelling exhibition fuses satire, social commentary and black intellectualism into accessible thought provoking visual narratives on race, gender and class. Image Perceptions features artwork from the collections of Kerry and C. Betty Davis, Greg Richardson, Larry and Brenda Thompson. This exhibition will be on display in the AARL Satellite Gallery at the Hammonds House Museum, 503 Peeples Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30310.
a Trek to the River’s Edge
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 • 7:00 p.m.
Hammonds House Museum, in collaboration the Auburn Avenue Research Library, will host a screening of the film a Trek to the River’s Edge. This compelling documentary film examines the Atlanta Student Movement of the 1960’s outlining the strategic plan of action implemented by local Atlanta young adults to challenge the city’s Jim Crow laws. Via interviews with many of the participants in the Atlanta Student Movement, this film provides firsthand accounts of the struggles and triumphs which led to full citizenship and equality for all African Americans. This event will be held at the Hammonds House Museum, 503 Peeples St., SW, Atlanta, GA 30310.
Our Brothers and Sisters in the African World
Malcolm X and Pan-African Nationalism in the 21st Century
Thursday, May 19, 2016 • 6:30 p.m.
In recognition of the birth of Malcolm X (May 19, 1925), Hammonds House Museum, in collaboration with Georgia State University’s Department of African-American Studies, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement and the Auburn Avenue Research Library, will host Our Brothers and Sisters in the African World: Malcolm X and Pan-African Nationalism in the 21st Century, facilitated by Jesus "Chucho" Garcia, the Consul General from the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, and former Venezuelan Ambassador to Angola. This community lecture will explore the history of Malcolm X’s work towards global African unity and its profound influence on the contemporary evolution of Pan-African nationalism in the 21st Century. This event will be held at the Hammonds House Museum, 503 Peeples St., SW, Atlanta, GA 30310.
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