'Reconstruction Activism' seminar examines racial equality and justice

Emory Report | Nov. 25, 2020

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The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library and the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry invite students, members of the Emory community and the general public to “Reconstruction Activism” on Thursday, Dec. 10, at 10 a.m.

Attendees can register here for the online event.

“Reconstruction Activism” is the final panel in the Lift Every Voice 2020 Speaker Series. With a focus on the creative arts, education and religion, participants will examine how activism for racial equality and justice in the current moment has been shaped by the past. The program will last an hour, with the final 15 minutes reserved for questions.

Panelists include:

  • Francine Allen, associate professor of English at Morehouse College
  • Marla Frederick, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Religion and Culture at Emory University
  • Charmaine Minniefield, artist in residence at Rose Library, 2019-2020
  • Garrett Turner, Arts and Social Justice Fellow at Emory University, 2020-2021

Jina DuVernay, collection development archivist for African American collections at the Rose Library, will moderate the panel.

Additional series co-sponsors are Emory’s Office for Racial and Cultural Engagement and the James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference.

The Lift Every Voice Seminar Series is part of the Lifting Every Voice Tribute Series in honor of Pellom McDaniels III, former curator of African American collections in the Rose Library. McDaniels, who passed away in April, earned both his master of arts and PhD from Emory. He joined Emory Libraries as curator of African American collections in 2012. 

For more information about the tribute series and other related events, please visit Lifting Every Voice: the Pellom McDaniels III 2020-2021 Tribute Series.