Upcoming Events

Sep 28
Luckovich self cartoon.

The Russell Library is hosting a conversation with Atlanta Journal-Constitution editorial cartoonist Mike Luckovich in conjunction with the traveling exhibition Lines with Power and Purpose: Editorial Cartoons.

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries, Auditorium
Oct 12
Catherine Kerrison

Digital libraries of primary sources enrich our understanding of the sheer diversity of the American experience.

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Oct 14
Map of Georgia with photos of Ellen and William Craft

In 1848, William and Ellen Craft (1824-1900; c. 1826-c. 1891) escaped from slavery in Macon, Georgia. Ellen, who was born in Clinton, Georgia, could pass for white and disguised herself as an invalid, gentleman slaveholder; William accompanied her as his "master's" devoted, enslaved valet; both traveled openly by train, steamship, and carriage to arrive in free Philadelphia on Christmas Day.  

6:00 pm
Oct 19
President Harry S. Truman signing the NSLP legislation in August 1946

To mark the 75th anniversary of the signing of the National School Lunch Act, join the Russell Library for the second annual Food, Power, and Politics Lecture. 

Panel includes:

Wendi Gosliner - Project Scientist, Nutrition Policy Institute - University of California

Susan B. Levine - Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois-Chicago 

Andrew R. Ruis - Associate Director for Research, Epistemic Analytics - University of Wisconsin-Madison


5:30 pm to 7:00 pm Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries
Nov 11
Photograph of Clarence Major

Clarence Major, one of the 2021 inductees to the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, will read selections from two works, The Lurking Place and Dirty Bird Blues (2022). Following the reading, Major will be in conversation with author John Beckman, who wrote the introduction for Dirty Bird Blues. A Q&A will follow. 

6:00 pm
Nov 16
Photograph of Pearl Cleage

2021 Georgia Writers Hall of Fame inductee Pearl Cleage will be in conversation with Valerie Boyd, Charlayne Hunter-Gault Distinguished Writer in Residence and Associate Professor in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. A Q&A will follow the conversation. 

6:00 pm