Virtual Community Discussion on Films about the Black Diaspora
7:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 2020
In celebration of LGTBQ Pride Month, and African American Music Appreciation Month (June), the Auburn Avenue Research Library’s (AARL) staff will facilitate a virtual community discussion on the film, Bayou Maharajah.
Bayou Maharajah explores the life and music of New Orleans openly-gay piano legend James Carroll Booker III, a distinctive New Orleans pianist who mixed gospel, boogie-woogie, blues, traditional and modern jazz, and classical music into a unique and breathtaking sound. A brilliant pianist, his eccentricities and showmanship also belied a life of struggle, prejudice, and isolation.
Sankofa Lecture Series
Sweat the Technique: Revelations on Creativity from the Lyrical Genius by Rakim Curated Rebroadcasting of AARL Community Discussion
3:00 p.m. Thursday, June 18, 2020
In recognition of African American Music Appreciation Month (June), the Auburn Avenue Research Library (AARL), in collaboration with Charis Books and More, will repost, via Facebook Live, the October 10, 2019 conversation facilitated by Dr. Regina Bradley, Assistant Professor of English and African Diaspora Studies at Kennesaw State University, with "The greatest MC of all time," Rakim, as they discussed his memoir, Sweat the Technique: Revelations on Creativity from the Lyrical Genius.
COVID-19 and the Black Economy
The Macro and Microeconomic effects of Coronavirus Pandemic on the African American Community Community Panel Discussion
7:00 p.m. Friday, June 19, 2020
In collaboration with Georgia State University’s Department of African-American Studies and the National Council of Black Studies, the Auburn Avenue Research Library (AARL) will present “What are the Macro and Microeconomic effects of COVID-19 on the African American Community?”
As African Americans bear the brunt of Covid-19's economic impact in the United States, this community panel discussion will explore the economic effects of the pandemic on the black community and strategies for building alternative future economies. Dr. Andrea Anderson, Skillman Foundation, will host this discussion and feature panelists: Dr. Kerwin Charles, Dean, Yale School of Management; Calvin Holmes, President Chicago Community Loan Fund; and Eldred Harris, Founder eLab.
Register in advance for this meeting at
registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the discussion.