“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 Atlanta Preservation Center and the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, will host a virtual event to celebrate the winners of the Ground Crew student essay contest. Author Kate Clifford Larson (above right), and Baton Foundation founder and president Anthony Knight will engage the […]

Hosea Williams: A Lifetime of Defiance and Protest

Auburn Avenue Research Library 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA

The Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, in collaboration with Hosea Helps, A Cappella Books and The Baton Foundation, is honored to host a virtual lecture and on-site lecture and book signing to recognize Hosea L. Williams’ 96th birthday (January 5, 1926). Dr. Rolundus R. Rice will discuss his latest publication, Hosea Williams: […]

Welcome to the Terror Ship: Slavery and Resistance at Sea

The Baton Foundation, in partnership with the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, will host a lecture about the realities of the slave ship -- its role in supporting the Transatlantic Slave Trade, and as the incubator of Black resistance and culture. This program is free to the public, but registration […]

Frederick Douglass and the Emancipatory Power of Science

The Baton Foundation, in partnership with the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, will host a lecture about the emancipatory power of science. This program is free to the public, but registration is required. About the Program Frederick Douglass is remembered as one of the greatest abolitionists and orators in American […]

Being La Dominicana: Race and Identity in the Visual Culture of Santo Domingo

The Baton Foundation, in partnership with the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, will host a virtual lecture about the representation of Dominican women. This program is free to the public, but registration is required. About the Book In her book, Being La Dominicana: Race and Identity in the Visual Culture […]

Reimagining Liberation: Black Women, Citizenship & the French Empire

The Baton Foundation, in partnership with the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, will host a virtual lecture about the decisive role Black women played in the decolonial movements of the mid-twentieth century. This program is free to the public, but registration is required. About the Book Black women living in […]

Fear of Black Consciousness

The Baton Foundation, in partnership with the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, will host a virtual lecture about Black consciousness from a leading philosopher. This program is free to the public, but registration is required. About the Book In this original and penetrating work, Lewis R. Gordon, one of the […]

A House Built by Slaves

The Baton Foundation, in partnership with the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, will host a lecture about Black visitors to the Lincoln White House and their impact on him and race relations in the country. This program is free to the public, but registration is required. About the Book In […]

The Black Intellectual Tradition

The Baton Foundation, in partnership with the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, will host a lecture about the many thought perspectives behind the fight for racial justice as developed by various segments of the Black community. This program is free to the public, but registration is required. About the Book […]

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