The Roots of Rap on Display at Auburn Avenue Research Library

⁣ “The Roots of Rap: 16 Bars on the 4 Pillars of Hip-Hop” written by Carter G. Woodson Book Award, NAACP Image Award, and Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People award recipient Carole Boston Weatherford is currently the theme in Auburn Avenue Research Library’s Children’s Gallery.⁣ ⁣ Published in January 2019, “Roots of … More The Roots of Rap on Display at Auburn Avenue Research Library

Veteran George Wilder: South-View Cemetery and Auburn Avenue Research Library

George Wilder. A Union Army veteran that fought in the Civil War. He was 70 years old when he was killed in the 1906 Atlanta Race Riot. According to a recent Atlanta Magazine article, Wilder was slashed to death with a knife. It is believed that he was the oldest person to die in the … More Veteran George Wilder: South-View Cemetery and Auburn Avenue Research Library

Just Added to Cultural & Natural Resources Directory: Arna Bontemps Museum and Cultural Art’s Center

Just added to #VisitBlackHistory Cultural & Natural Resources Directory, Arna Bontemps Museum and Cultural Arts Center. The Museum is described as the “restored childhood home of Arna Bontemps-poet, author, anthologist, and librarian – who was considered the leading authority of the Harlem Renaissance.” Arna was born October 13, 1902 in Alexandria, Louisiana. His childhood home … More Just Added to Cultural & Natural Resources Directory: Arna Bontemps Museum and Cultural Art’s Center

The Green Book Documentary Now Streaming on Smithsonian Channel App

Filmmaker, Yoruba Richen’s documentary The Green Book: Guide to Freedom premiered on the Smithsonian Channel last night. Watch for FREE, on the Smithsonian Channel Plus app with a 7-day trial. $4.99 per month there after. According to Colorlines.org this film “catalogs the history of Victor Hugo Green’s project, which has been distorted and ignored by … More The Green Book Documentary Now Streaming on Smithsonian Channel App

Sweet Auburn Blues Screening at APEX Museum

Attended a screening of “Sweet Auburn Blues” at the APEX Museum. The film features social activists Harry Belafonte and Kathleen Cleaver alongside business owners from Auburn Avenue. Image 2: owners of Havana Cigars & Image 3: Ricci of the Madame CJ Walker Museum. The film, produced by Soul Force Productions will air on Georgia Public … More Sweet Auburn Blues Screening at APEX Museum