Atlanta Chapter General Body Meeting & Special Event

Atlanta, GA

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Our next meeting will take place at Emory University March 9 from 11 to 1 p.m. Curator Dr. Pellom McDaniels will present to our chapter the Robert Langmuir African American Photo Collection.  This nationally-recognized treasure trove of photos document African American life between the mid 1800s to the 1960s.  


Included in the collection is work by Booker T. Washington's personal photographer, Arthur Bedou. Several photos are valued between $20,000 to $60,000 each.   


We'll meet at 11 a.m. in the Research Commons on the third floor of the Robert W. Woodruff Library at 540 Asbury Circle on the campus of Emory University.  Feel free to bring family and friends. 

Next General Body Meeting & Special Event

When: Saturday, March 9, 2013; 11 am - 1 pm

Where: Manuscript, Archives, & Rare Book Library (MARBL)
Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University
540 Asbury Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322-2870

Here's a review of the exhibit in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:


"The stories tumble from boxes, burst from gilded frames, seep from sheaths of clear plastic, rising, floating and filling the room. Thousands upon thousands of stories, rendered not in words but in images embossed on thin slips of fragile tin, pulpy yellowed card stock and glossy sheets of paper.

They begin their narrative, during photography's earliest days, with a snapshot of a lynching. From there, sepia-toned picture by sepia-toned picture, they spin a visual yarn documenting more than a century of African American setbacks and achievements."