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Sound Garden: An Evening with DJ AusarSaturday, August 23, 2014 • 7:00 p.m.In recognition of Black August, and in collaboration with the Friends of Auburn Avenue Research Library, the Hammonds House Museum and Auburn Avenue Research Library present Sound Garden: An Evening with DJ Ausar. This extraordinary celebration of eclectic Africana music will be facilitated by master musicologist, DJ Ausar, host of WRFG’s Kalakuta Show, and feature Afro-beat, Funk, Jazz, Rare Grooves, House and Broken beats from across the Black Diaspora. This event will take place at the Hammonds House Museum 503 Peeples Street, Atlanta, Georgia, 30310.

Sound Garden: An Evening with DJ Ausar
Saturday, August 23, 2014 • 7:00 p.m.
In recognition of Black August, and in collaboration with the Friends of Auburn Avenue Research Library, the Hammonds House Museum and Auburn Avenue Research Library present Sound Garden: An Evening with DJ Ausar. This extraordinary celebration of eclectic Africana music will be facilitated by master musicologist, DJ Ausar, host of WRFG’s Kalakuta Show, and feature Afro-beat, Funk, Jazz, Rare Grooves, House and Broken beats from across the Black Diaspora. This event will take place at the Hammonds House Museum 503 Peeples Street, Atlanta, Georgia, 30310.

The Intolerable Burden

The Intolerable Burden
The story of the Carter family’s brave decision to claim their Civil Rights
Film Screening
Saturday, August 23, 2014 • 3:00 p.m.
The Auburn Avenue Research Library (AARL), in collaboration with the Hammonds House Museum, will host a screening of the documentary, The Intolerable Burden. This compelling film examines the undaunted courage of sharecroppers Mae Bertha and Matthew Carter who in the autumn of 1965, enrolled the youngest eight of their thirteen children in the all-white public schools of Drew, Mississippi. This event will take place at the Hammonds House Museum, located at 503 Peeples Street, Atlanta, GA 30310.

Heroism, Freedom and Mythic Imagination in the African DiasporaCommunity LectureThursday, August 14, 2014 • 12:00 p.m.As an official partner with the Onyxcon Institute, the Auburn Avenue Research Library (AARL) in collaboration with the Southwest Library will host Heroism, Freedom and Mythic Imagination in the African Diaspora. This community lecture will examine the historical role of black creative activity as socio-political resistance to racism and a powerful tool for cultural self-representation throughout the African Diaspora. This event will take place at the Southwest Library 3665 Cascade Road SW, Atlanta, GA 30331.

Heroism, Freedom and Mythic Imagination in the African Diaspora
Community Lecture
Thursday, August 14, 2014 • 12:00 p.m.
As an official partner with the Onyxcon Institute, the Auburn Avenue Research Library (AARL) in collaboration with the Southwest Library will host Heroism, Freedom and Mythic Imagination in the African Diaspora. This community lecture will examine the historical role of black creative activity as socio-political resistance to racism and a powerful tool for cultural self-representation throughout the African Diaspora. This event will take place at the Southwest Library 3665 Cascade Road SW, Atlanta, GA 30331.

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"Coltrane" By Aaron Harvey as part of the Jazz Giants exhibit, on display until May 19th at the #AuburnAvenueResearchLibrary in #Atlanta #aarl #atl #exhibit #art #jazzgiants #jazzlegends #jazz #music #painting #blackart #blaclartists

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The Green Book Chronicles Documentary Film

The Green Book Chronicles Documentary Film Connecting with Victor Green’s Travel Guides for African Americans 1936-64 is a documentary film with animated clips throughout that was co-produced by author and renowned playwright, Calvin A. Ramsey and Becky Wible Searles.

Click here to see the 1949 book in its entirety. TThe award-winning book, Ruth and the Green Book, written by Calvin Alexander Ramsey, is an excellent fictional introduction to The Green Book for children. Check out this interactive map of the listings in the 1956 edition.

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