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 “Reconstruction Activism” on December 10, 2020, from 10:00 am-11:00 am EST. Panelists include Dr. Francine Allen (Morehouse) and Dr. Marla Frederick (Emory), as well as Emory Arts and Social Justice Fellow Garrett Turner and Former Rose Library Artist-in-Residence Charmaine Minniefield. It will be moderated by Jina DuVernay (Emory University).
“Reconstruction Activism” is the final of three panels that will explore the history and significance of Reconstruction. Panelists will discuss the various forms that activism took during Reconstruction. Importantly, it will also create a space for discussions of how activists/activism for racial equality and justice in the current moment has been shaped by the past. 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/