Preserving Black History in the Archives

Tue, February 23, 2021 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM GMT

“Preserving Black History in the Archives: The Legacy and Future of Rose Library’s African American Collections.”

This online event, hosted by Emory Libraries, will celebrate Black History Month, the growth of the Rose Library’s African American collections into one of the premier collections of its kind, and the future plans for the archive – and will introduce the new Rose Library curator of African American collections, Dr. Clinton Fluker.

Guest speakers will include:

  • Crystal Edmonson (moderator), Atlanta Business Chronicle broadcast editor, an Emory alumna, and an Emory Board of Trustees member
  • Valerie Babb, Emory’s Andrew Mellon Professor of Humanities in African American Studies and English
  • Clinton Fluker, the new curator of African American Collections, Emory’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library
  • Carol Henderson, Emory’s Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion/Chief Diversity Officer/Adviser to the President
  • Christell Roach, poet, MFA candidate at the University of Miami, and 2019 Emory University graduate with a BA in creative writing and African American Studies.

The speakers will discuss what Black History Month means to them personally, for Emory, and for the Rose Library collections. They will also talk about the Rose Library’s African American collections as a whole: its legacy and how it has grown under the work of former curators Randall K. Burkett and Pellom McDaniels III; and its future, delving into the vision and plan for the new curator, and how it will be used by students, faculty, scholars, and the Atlanta community.

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