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University Libraries presents its Spring 2018 Diversity Lecture featuring Randall Burkett, Curator of African American Collections at Rose Library, Emory University.

The lecture, “Books, Boxes and Bangles: Building Research Collections in African American History and Culture,” will be held on March 15, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Hodges Reading Room of Jackson Library on the second floor. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Burkett started collecting books to support his research on Marcus Garvey and on African American religious history. Over the years his collection expanded to include books, pamphlets, prints, newspapers and ephemera related to African American life and culture. He has exhibited selections from his personal collection at Harvard University’s Widener Library, the Grolier Club in New York City and elsewhere.

Since 1997, Burkett has been responsible for building Emory University’s collection of African American rare books, manuscripts, photographs and print ephemera, and he has raised nearly three-quarters of a million dollars to endow acquisition and fellowship funds for the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library.

For disability accommodations, please contact Jennifer Hohn at jlhohn@uncg.edu.

By Martin Habert

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