History Maker of the Week: Dancer and Choreographer Judith Jamison

During Black History Month, Library News & Announcements is featuring one history maker per week from the HistoryMakers Digital Archive to coincide with the Office of African-American Affairs’ Black Themed Friday events at the Luther Porter Jackson Black Cultural Center. On February 22, … Continue reading

The HistoryMakers Digital Archive offers Fellowship opportunities for Faculty & Students

As part of a two-year $1,000,000 grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the HistoryMakers Digital Archive is funding three fellowships—one in academic research, another in digital humanities, and a third in creative study. University Librarian John Unsworth is leading the effort to … Continue reading

Book display illuminates lives of extraordinary “Everyday People”

In concert with the Everyday People photo exhibition in Special Collections, Alderman Library is featuring a unique collection of literature representing the varied experiences of African Americans between the 18th-21st centuries. These books portray some of the extraordinary “ordinary” people … Continue reading

History Maker of the Week: Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States

During Black History Month, Library News & Announcements is featuring one history maker per week from the HistoryMakers Digital Archive to coincide with the Office of African-American Affairs’ Black Themed Friday events at the Luther Porter Jackson Black Cultural Center. On February 15, … Continue reading

History Maker of the Week: Oscar-winning Composer Isaac Hayes

During Black History Month, Library News & Announcements is featuring one history maker per week from the HistoryMakers Digital Archive to coincide with the Office of African-American Affairs’ Black Themed Friday events at the Luther Porter Jackson Black Cultural Center. On February 8, … Continue reading

History Maker of the Week: Jazz Great Ellis Marsalis, Jr.

During Black History Month, Library News & Announcements will feature one history maker per week from the HistoryMakers Digital Archive to coincide with the Office of African-American Affairs’ Black Themed Friday events at the Luther Porter Jackson Black Cultural Center. Today, … Continue reading

The Library Celebrates Black History with Song, Images, and Digital History

This year, the Library is celebrating Black History Month with concerts, exhibitions, and The HistoryMakers Digital Archive. Please come to all the events if you can, and please view the events calendar of the Office of African-American Affairs for more … Continue reading

The Library Offers Researchers a Comprehensive Look at History of the Atlantic Slave Trade

While the President’s Commission on Slavery and the University is lifting a veil from the history of enslaved African Americans who lived and worked on Grounds, the Library is offering researchers the online resource Slavery and Anti-Slavery—the most complete documentary … Continue reading

Library Video Resource Highlights Achievements of Pioneer African American Filmmakers

The latest Library video resource—Kino Lorber’s DVD set Pioneers of African-American Cinema—raises the curtain on the “race film” industry that flourished in African-American communities from the beginning of feature film production to the 1940s. In early American cinema, black people … Continue reading