On April 8, Georgia Tech will present "Revisiting and Archiving Civil Rights and Atlanta in the 1960s," a one-day symposium to launch the Mayor Ivan Allen Digital Archive, a project with roots going back to 2012. The symposium will feature panels on Atlanta-community archival partnerships and the Legacy Makers' project to commemorate the Ivan Allen Jr. and Maynard Jackson mayoralties, along with (virtual) keynote lectures by artist/computer scientist Brian Foo and historian Tomiko Brown-Nagin, the Dean of Harvard's Radcliffe Institute and a leading authority on Atlanta in the Civil Rights Era.
This event is being jointly sponsored by the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts; the Georgia Tech Library; the School of History and Sociology; the School of Literature, Media, and Communication; and the Digital Integrative Liberal Arts Center.
We can accommodate up to 50 in-person attendees and up to 500 virtually at this hybrid event; for those attending in person, a boxed lunch will be provided along with a complimentary copy of Dr. Brown-Nagin's new book, Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Equality.
You can find more information and a registration link for the event here: https://www.library.gatech.edu/allen
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