The Black Republic: African Americans and the Fate of Haiti

The Baton Foundation, in partnership with the Auburn Avenue Research Library for African American Culture and History, is excited to kick off the 2021 program year with a lecture by Professor Brandon Byrd about post-Civil War sentiments U.S. Blacks held toward Haiti. About the Book In The Black Republic: African Americans and the Fate of Haiti (Philadelphia: […]

A Sense of Connection

The Baton Foundation, in partnership with the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History is proud to present a film screening of A Sense of Connection—a documentary film about the spiritual motivations that influence Black artists in the African Diaspora. Following the screening, filmmaker Tony Romero will field questions from attendees. About […]

Nannie Helen Burroughs: A Documentary Portrait of an Early Civil Rights Pioneer, 1900-1959

The Baton Foundation, in partnership with the Auburn Avenue Research Library for African American Culture and History, is thrilled to offer a lecture about the life and work of civil rights activist Helen Nannie Burroughs About the Book Nannie Helen Burroughs (1879–1961) is one of many Black intellectuals whose work has been long excluded from […]

Madam C. J. Walker’s Gospel of Giving: Black Women’s Philanthropy During Jim Crow

The Baton Foundation, in partnership with the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, is excited to host a conversation about Madam C. J. Walker’s legacy of philanthropy with author Dr. Tyrone Freeman. About the Book Founder of a beauty empire, Madam C. J. Walker (1867-1919) was celebrated in the early 1900s […]

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