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The Legend of the Black Mecca- Dr. Maurice J. Hobson

August 3, 2018 @ 2:09 pm

The Auburn Avenue Research Library in collaboration with Georgia State University's Alonzo A. Crim Center hosted Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Georgia State University, Dr. Maurice J. Hobson who discussed his latest publication, The Legend of the Black Mecca: Politics and Class in the Making of Modern Atlanta

Drawn from vivid primary sources and unnerving oral histories of working-class city-dwellers and hip-hop artists from Atlanta's underbelly, Hobson argues that Atlanta's political leadership has governed by bargaining with white business interests to the detriment ordinary black Atlantans. In telling this history, Hobson portrays a striking schism between the black political elite and poor city-dwellers.

Recorded October 25, 2017

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When Black Lives Matter: A Historical Perspective- Dr. Evelyn Higginbotham

July 24, 2018 @ 12:35 pm

In recognition of Women’s History Month (2017), the Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with the Atlanta Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) and Georgia State University’s Department of African American Studies, hosted When Black Lives Matter: A Historical Perspective.

This lecture was facilitated by Dr. Evelyn Higginbotham, National President of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, and the Victor S. Thomas Professor of History and of African and African American Studies at Harvard University

 

Recorded on March 17, 2017

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Truth and Justice: The Central Park Five- Journalist Rose Scott

July 6, 2018 @ 9:37 am

The Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, in collaboration with the Southern Center for Human Rights, hosts Truth and Justice: A Conversation with the Central Park 5.

This community dialogue will explore the contemporary relevance of the 1989 miscarriage of justice that engulfed Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise.

 

Recorded on June 6, 2018

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Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn- Author Gary Pomerantz

July 6, 2018 @ 9:35 am

The Auburn Avenue Research Library hosts Gary Pomerantz, a former journalist for the AJC and The Washington Post who now lives in San Francisco and lectures at Stanford University, discussing the book Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn, originally published in 1996.

Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn documents the history of Atlanta — from Civil War through Civil Rights, and leading up to the city’s hosting of the 1996 Summer Olympics — through two prominent families: the Ivan Allens, and John Wesley Dobbs and his progeny.

 

Recorded on May 31, 2018

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Contested Bodies: Pregnancy, Childrearing, and Slavery in Jamaica- Dr. Sasha Turner

July 2, 2018 @ 7:53 pm

The Auburn Avenue Research Library in collaboration with The Baton Foundation hosts Dr. Sasha Turner, Associate Professor of History at Quinnipiac University, discussing her latest publication, Contested Bodies: Pregnancy, Childrearing, and Slavery in Jamaica.

Drawing on a wide range of sources, Contested Bodies yields a fresh account of how the end of the slave trade changed the bodily experiences of those enslaved in Jamaica.

 

Recorded on October 8, 2017

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