The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library and the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry invite members of the Emory community and the general public to the panel “Defining the Black Reconstruction Archive” on October 20, 2020 from 12:00-1:00 pm EST. Panelists include Drs. Barbara Combs (Clark Atlanta University), Michelle Gordon (Emory University), Randall Burkett (Emory University, retired) and Nikki Brown (University of Kentucky). It will be moderated by Dr. Kimberly Wallace-Sanders (Emory University).
“Defining the Black Reconstruction Archive” is the first of three panels that will explore the history and significance of Reconstruction. Panelists will highlight the manner in which African American archives and Black print culture illuminate the African American experience and shape the stories that we tell. They will discuss topics such as the use of archival collections that shaped their research, and African American patriotism and activism. The program will last an hour, with the last 15 minutes reserved for questions.
As Pellom McDaniels wrote, “In many ways, the questions and events of Reconstruction are the questions of today.” Join us as we explore how the Black reconstruction archive can help us understand what it means to be an American in 2020.
The Lift Every Voice Seminar Series is part of the Lifting Every Voice Tribute Series in honor of Dr. Pellom McDaniels, III. For more information about Lifting Every Voice and other related events please visit Lifting Every Voice: the Pellom McDaniels III 2020-2021 Tribute Series:https://scholarblogs.emory.edu/marbl/2020/08/21/lifting-every-voice-the-pellom-mcdaniels-iii-2020-2021-tribute-series/