ASALH FOUNDER'S DAY LECTURE
History of the Brattonsville Plantation by Dr. Lisa Bratton
Thursday, September 8 / 7pm
Lecture / Discussion
The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with the Association for the Study of African American Life & History (ASALH), will host Dr. Lisa Bratton of Tuskegee University. A direct descendant of Africans enslaved on the Brattonsville Plantation, Dr. Bratton will discuss her compelling personal history and in-depth historical research on the Brattonsville Plantation, located in York County, South Carolina. Dr. Bratton will highlight the collective experience of enslaved Africans on the Brattonsville Plantation, featured by the lives of her once-enslaved great-great-grandparents. Historic Brattonsville is one of the few living history sites the United States that include the collective and personal experience of enslaved Africans. This is event will take place at the Auburn Avenue Research library, 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
The Legacy of the Atlanta 1906 Race Riot
Thursday, September 15 /7pm
Lecture / Discussion
In remembrance of the 1906 Atlanta Race Riots the Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with Black Mecca of the South Tours will host local historian Nasir Muhammad who will facilitate the community lecture / discussion, A History of Violence:
The Legacy of the Atlanta 1906 Race Riot. Mr. Muhammad will provide an in-depth historical examination of the causes and outcomes of the racially motivated outbreak of the mob violence of 1906, beginning the evening of September 22, 1906 and lasted until September 24, 1906. This is event will take place at the Auburn Avenue Research library, 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
Black Lives Matter Lecture by Dr. Melina Abdullah
Thursday, September 22 / 7 pm
Lecture / Discussion
The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with African-American Studies Department at Georgia State University, will host founding organizer of the Black Lives Matter Movement and Chair of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles, Dr. Melina Abdullah.
This community discussion will explore the origins and ongoing evolution of “Black Lives Matter”. Tracing it’s transformation from a social media phenomenon to a powerful affirmation of black humanity, and global human rights clarion call for this generation. This is event will take place at the Auburn Avenue Research library, 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
Smithsonian Magazine -12th Annual Museum Day Live!
Saturday, September 24 / 1pm-5pm
In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission everyday, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket...for free. Participation in the event will provide Hammond's House Museum a tremendous amount of exposure. They register on online through the Smithsonian magazine. This annual event introduces first time visitors to the museum.
- One ticket per household, for two people.
- If museum reaches capacity, museum has the right to limit the number of guests until space becomes available.
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Historic West End Tour of Homes 2016
Saturday, September 24 / 5pm-10pm
TICKETS are $25 each on the day of the Tour of Homes at The Wren’s Nest, 1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, and Hammonds House Museum, 503 Peeple St. (Please pick up maps at the Wrens Nest or Hammonds House Museum on the day of the tour as it will be needed to enter each home.) Ticket office opens at 4:30pm.
West End, Atlanta, Georgia: The West End Tour of Homes (TOH) organized by the West End Neighborhood Development (WEND) has showcased some of the most beautiful and historically-significant homes in this Beltline Community. The 2016 Tour features 11 beautiful homes located within the West End Historic District. Participants will go on a walkable journey through the Historic District viewing homes that have been restored to new life! Additionally, guests will have the option to participate in the guided tour given by some of the neighborhoods leading historians, highlighting and detailing many of the stories of yesteryear.
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Publishing 101: 10 Things You Should Know
Before You Self-publish
Tuesday, September 27 6:00 -8:30pm
Written Magazine publisher, Michelle Gipson will offer tips, interactive discussion and handout materials to help make your publishing endeavor successful. Know the facts about self-publishing vs. traditional publishing. Which is right for you? Are you knowledgeable in the areas of book production or do you need to create a team? Self-publishing readiness quiz will be administered Learn the sales cycle of your genre book Do you have an audience for your book?
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