Join the Special Collections Library for fascinating talks this semester led by librarians, archivists, and curators. Topics this fall will range from cookbook collections to the 1969 Moon Walk. The talks take place monthly in the Special Collections Reading Room on the second floor of the Central & Divinity Libraries building on the first Thursday of the month from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm. All events are free and open to the public.
November 7, 2019
Black Studies As (A) Movement: Exhibiting Fifty Years of AADS @VU
Join Jason Schultz, Librarian for African American & Diaspora Studies, History, and Islamic Studies, for a discussion of the Vanderbilt Libraries’ exhibit “Black Studies As (A) Movement: Exhibiting Fifty Years of AADS @VU” which explores the origins of the Department of African American and Diaspora Studies as it celebrates fifty years on campus. Black Studies formally began at Vanderbilt University in 1969, arising from nation-wide student protests intersecting the Black Freedom Struggle. Visit Special Collections to learn about the program’s growth, struggles, and achievements over the past five decades.