Resisting Racism: From Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter

Donna Troka (standing at left), American Studies adjunct assistant professor, and Gabrielle Dudley, Rose Library instruction archivist and QEP librarian, help students in Troka¿s "Resisting Racism" spring semester class work with the library¿s civil rights collections. Emory Photo/Video.

Students in Donna Troka's class "Resisting Racism: From Black is Beautiful to Black Lives Matter" created this exhibit based on archival research in the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library.

The American Studies class of 19 students represents a variety of disciplines, including business, sociology, history and women’s studies. The students formed six groups to work on topics such as policing, education, protest tactics, white supremacy/white privilege, gender/sex and respectability politics, and health. Their work resulted in this exhibit, with the students selecting the displayed materials with assistance from Gabrielle Dudley, Rose Library instruction archivist and QEP librarian.

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The exhibit is located in the Robert W. Woodruff Library on level 10, in the newly re-opened Rose Library.  Parking is available in the Fishburne Parking Deck (Weekdays: free after 5pm, Weekends: free).  "Visitors" hours at the Stuart A. Rose Library are posted here.

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