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Reading Room exhibit features recently processed collections

Visitors to the reading room at Hill Memorial Library can now view a selection of materials from several recently processed collections. These collections, while small, contain a wealth of information for researchers, and provide an example of the many new

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LSU Libraries receives national recognition

LSU Libraries received national recognition at the annual Book & Media Awards Ceremony at the midwinter meeting of the American Library Association (ALA) on Sunday. “Free People of Color in Louisiana: Revealing an Unknown Past,” a collaborative digital project led

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Comics symposium explores race, gender, and the future of superheroes

On Tuesday, September 22, 2015, LSU Libraries Special Collections hosted a symposium entitled “New Faces under Old Masks: Race, Gender, and the Future of Superheroes.” Recent years have seen increasing attention from critics, readers, and publishers to issues of diversity

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Digital project offers access to the history of free people of color in Louisiana

The award-winning 2013 movie 12 Years a Slave about Solomon Northrup, a free man of color from New York who was sold into slavery in Louisiana, brought unprecedented attention to the history of free people of color in the United

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Lunch with a Legend: A discussion with A.P. Tureaud Jr.

On Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at 12:00 pm, A.P. Tureaud Jr. visited LSU campus’s Hill Memorial Library to talk about LSU, Louisiana, and the Civil Rights Movement. During his visit, he spoke to a group of students studying the Civil

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Smith Griffin receives award

Linda Smith Griffin, head of cataloging at the LSU Libraries, received the Nia Award at the African American Cultural Center’s (AACC) third annual Jazz Brunch and Awards Program on Saturday, February 21, 2015. The program is held during February to

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Black History Month: Afternoon in the Archives, February 24

In recognition of Black History Month, the LSU Libraries’ Special Collections’ next Afternoon in the Archives will feature a sampling of publications, documents, and photographs that span over 200 years of African American history. The event, to be held 3:30-5:00

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Political Strategist Donna Brazile donates her papers to LSU

Though she has made her name and home in Washington D.C. for the past three decades, distinguished LSU alumna, veteran political strategist and commentator, author, and Democratic Party official Donna Brazile makes no secret of her pride in being a

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Civil Rights program to conclude with Panel Discussion

LSU Libraries and Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church are collaborating on a closing event for the Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle  program, which will feature a panel discussion of the films shown in the Created Equal  series, including Signpost to

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Collection Spotlight: The papers of civil rights leader Dr. Dupuy Anderson

World War II veteran, dentist, civil rights activist. Dr. Dupuy Anderson’s biography reads like that of many African American civil rights leaders of the mid-20th century. That common history, however, does not diminish his extraordinary contributions and accomplishments, and his

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Join LSU Libraries for The Abolitionists

At noon on Wednesday, February 19th, in the Hill Memorial Library Lecture Hall, LSU Libraries will present film clips from the Emmy-award nominated documentary The Abolitionists.  Following the film clips, LSU History professor Nancy Isenberg will lead a discussion of

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Join us on Valentine’s Day for The Loving Story

At noon, on Friday, February 14th, at the Hill Memorial Library Lecture Hall, Professor Ray Diamond of the LSU Law School will moderate a discussion of the Emmy Award-winning film The Loving Story, which documents the story of the famous

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