Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Exhibit on African Name Origins on loan from Emory @ AARL

"African Origins: Africa's History in a Name," an exhibition of materials from the Emory University libraries, is currently on exhibit at Auburn Avenue. The exhibit is located on the first floor of the building, in the library's reading and reference room.

The exhibit features reproductions of photographs and drawings from the slave trade, as well as route maps and other historical information. A focus of the African Origins project is getting public involvement in collecting information about African names of those slaves transported over the Atlantic. You can both search and contribute information to their database at African Origins. The exhibit will be on display during library hours through October 30, 2011.

Posted by Jessica Epstein, AARL Archives Intern

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