Philip Payton: The Father of Black Harlem

The Baton Foundation, in partnership with the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, will host a lecture about real estate entrepreneur Philip Payton and the intersection of race, self-advancement, social justice and capitalism. This program is free to the public, but registration is required. About the Book At the turn of […]

“Ground Crew” Essay Contest

CONTEST NARRATIVE For more than half a century, the Civil Rights Movement has been remembered, in large part, by the narratives schools, media, and cultural institutions have promulgated with regards to the Movement’s icons. Dr. King and Rosa Parks often are at the center of those narratives, and for good reason. The struggle to secure […]

In Pursuit of Knowledge: Black Women and Educational Activism in Antebellum America

The Baton Foundation, in partnership with the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, will host a lecture about the struggle Black women and girls faced in Antebellum America to secure their educational rights. This program is free to the public, but registration is required. About the Book In In Pursuit of […]

Satirical Racism: Afro-Brazilian Activism

The Baton Foundation, in partnership with the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, will host a lecture about Afro-Brazilian satirical racism. This program is free to the public, but registration is required. About the Program This lecture presents satire, irony, and parody as a means to contest racist structures through media […]

Ground Crew: Honoring Unknown Civil Rights Activists

The Baton Foundation, in partnership with the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, will host a virtual event to celebrate the winner of the Ground Crew student essay contest. Author Kate Clifford Larson (above right), and Baton Foundation founder and president Anthony Knight will engage the contest winner in conversation. This […]

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