Remaking the Republic

The Baton Foundation will host a lecture about Black politics and the creation of American citizenship. This program is free to the public, but registration is required. About the Book Citizenship in nineteenth-century United States was an ever-moving target. The Constitution did not specify its exact meaning, leaving lawmakers and other Americans to struggle over […]

Howard Thurman’s Atlanta: Nonviolence, Civil Rights, and Mystical Thought

The Baton Foundation will host a conversation about the role Atlanta played in the life and work of Howard Thurman. This program is free to the public, but registration is required. About the Program Using Peter Eisenstadt’s book, Against the Hounds of Hell: A Life of Howard Thurman (University of Virginia Press, 2021), as the […]

King: A Life

The Baton Foundation will host a conversation with author Jonathan Eig about his new biography of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This program is free to the public, but registration is required. About the Book Vividly written and exhaustively researched, Jonathan Eig’s King: A Life (Macmillan, 2023) is the first major biography in decades […]

Afro-Hispanic Painter Juan de Pareja

The Baton Foundation will host a lecture about the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit, Juan de Pareja, Afro-Hispanic Painter (April 3 – July 16, 2023). This program is free to the public, but registration is required. About the Program Dr. David Pullins, associate curator in the Department of European Paintings at The Metropolitan Museum of […]

Georgia’s Long Struggle Toward Democracy: The Role of the Press, Then and Now

The Baton Foundation will host a lecture about the role of Black press leaders in Georgia’s ongoing struggle for democracy. This program is free to the public, but registration is required. About the Program Georgia and its capital city, Atlanta, have long played a central role in the U.S. struggle to achieve the democratic ideals […]

Celebrating the Season…Honoring Self

The Baton Foundation will host a virtual expressive arts workshop to help center us during the holiday season. This program is free to the public, but registration is required. About the Workshop With the holiday season upon us and a new year just weeks away, this virtual expressive arts workshop will encourage participants to reflect […]

America’s Black Capital

The Baton Foundation will host a lecture about how African Americans remade Atlanta in the Shadow of the Confederacy. This program is free to the public, but registration is required. About the Book America’s Black Capital (Basic Books, 2023) tells the remarkable story of how African Americans transformed Atlanta, the former heart of the Confederacy, […]

Madness: Race and Insanity in a Jim Crow Asylum

The Baton Foundation will host a conversation with journalist and author Antonia Hylton about her new book that centers mental illness, slavery, and racial segregation in the United States. This program is free to the public, but registration is required. About the Book In Madness: Race and Insanity in a Jim Crow Asylum (Hachette Book […]

Get Off My Neck

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

The Baton Foundation will host a lecture about the injustices and racial inequities in the U.S. criminal legal system. This in-person program is free to the public, but registration is required. You may register here. About the Book In Get Off My Neck (MIT Press, 2024) Debbie Hines draws on her unique perspective as a […]

Before the Movement

The Baton Foundation will host a conversation about the hidden history of Black civil rights. This program is free to the public, but registration is required. About the Book In a brilliant rethinking of civil rights, Dylan C. Penningroth’s Before the Movement: The Hidden History of Black Civil Rights (Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2023) changes the […]

Black Elders: The Meaning of Age in American Slavery and Freedom

The Baton Foundation will host a lecture about the importance of Black elders during the eras of enslavement and emancipation. This program is free to the public, but registration is required. About the Book Would there have been a Frederick Douglass if it were not for Betsy Bailey, the grandmother who raised him? Would Harriet […]

Blackness in Mexico

The Baton Foundation will host a lecture about the efforts underway in Mexico to recognize African-descendant Mexicans as a distinct cultural group. This program is free to the public, but registration is required. About the Book Through historical and ethnographic research, Blackness in Mexico (University Press of Florida, 2023), delves into the ongoing movement toward […]