Decatur: Panel presentation on African American Research

Emory University. Woodruff Library- Level 10, Feb 8th -6:30 pm

“Reading the Silences: Finding African Americans in the Archives”

Emory University’s Archives Research Program will host a panel discussion on Monday, February 8 at 6:30 on level 10 of the Woodruff Library.

The panel will explore research into the lives African Americans. Researching an under- documented community can be frustrating; evidence is often found in unexpected places, and the researcher must learn to “read” documents and employ unique research strategies that can provide evidence into the lives of African Americans.Emory University’s Archives Research Program will host a panel discussion on Monday, February 8 at 6:30 on Level 10 of the Woodruff Library.

The panelists are:

  • Traci Drummond, Archivist, Southern Labor Archives, Georgia State University
  • Andrea Jackson, Head of the Archives Research Center of the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library
  • Tamika Strong, Vice President, Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Atlanta Metro Chapter
  • Sue Verhoef, Senior Archivist, Atlanta History Center

The Archives Research Program is a collaborative program of the Laney Graduate School, the Robert W. Woodruff Library, and the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives & Rare Book Library. To learn more about the program – click HERE

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