Learn about Atlanta’s Black Archival Collections at the ABAA’s First Open Meeting

On February 28, 2018, the Atlanta Black Archives Alliance (ABAA) will host its first open meeting.

The ABAA was established in 2017 by a group of Atlanta-based archivists. The eight institutions represented within the group include the Atlanta History Center, Auburn Avenue Research Library, Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, the Georgia Archives, Atlanta University Center Woodruff Library, Emory University, and Spelman College. The mission of ABAA is to enhance the visibility of Atlanta’s African American archival collections in order to educate and empower diverse communities.

During the meeting, which is free and open to the public, attendees will learn more about the scope of African American archival collections in the Atlanta area and the work that ABAA is doing to make these collections more visible and usable to the public. The event will also feature a panel discussion including scholars, researchers, and community members who are actively using Atlanta’s African American archival collections for a variety of initiatives. Jeanne Bohannon of Kennesaw State University and Joe Perry of Georgia State University will discuss their use of African American archives to advance research projects at their respective institutions. Christi Jackson from the Conservancy at Historic Washington Park will discuss a community-based archival project to document the African American experience in Atlanta’s Westside. The meeting will conclude with social networking between attendees and presenters.

Event details

Date and Time:
February 28, 2018, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Auburn Avenue Research Library
101 Auburn Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30303