Spring 2018 Diversity Lecture Will Feature Randall Burkett

Please join us on March 15, 2018 at 10 a.m. for "Books, Boxes and Bangles: Building Research Collections in African American History and Culture," by Randall Burkett. The event will be held in the Hodges Reading Room of Jackson Library on the second floor.

Randall 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.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information or disability accommodations, please contact Jennifer Hohn at jlhohn@uncg.edu.