Student Exhibit Examines Race in Emory's History

Published 04-22-2010

Yun Ch' I-ho, the first international student at Emory College, in a photo dated ca. 1892.
“Picturing Race at Emory,” a student exhibit project, opens May 4 in the second floor lobby of Woodruff Library. The exhibiting students chose images showing how race has been represented at Emory from the university archives at the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL) at Woodruff Library, and provided accompanying interpretation. The class, “Race, Emory, and Atlanta: Public History Approaches to Exploring University/Community Relations,” is taught by Transforming Community Project postdoctoral fellow Andy Urban.

The exhibit opening and gallery talk begin at 6 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner in the Jones Room on the third floor. All events are free and open to the public. At the dinner, the students will share their final projects with their community partners, the BiRacial History Project, Mayson Avenue Cooperative and the Whitefoord Community Program. The event is sponsored by the Transforming Community Project and Emory Libraries.

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