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Atlanta U Woodruff Library
Nov 10, 2016
AUC Library Becomes First From HBCU To Win ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award

Hein Slavery Collection
Oct 19, 2016
Now Available FREE: Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law

Online Exhibit
Oct 3, 2016
Emory University's Hatch-Billops Collection

Toni Morrison Papers
Jun 27, 2016
Morrison Papers Open for Research at Princeton University

Ntozake Shange Collection
Apr 18, 2016
Barnard College Acquires Collection of Ntozake Shange Papers

Amos Kennedy exhibit

Apr 23, 2014

Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr., letterpress printer and book artist, will be exhibiting his work at the Urbana [co][lab], 206 W. Main St., on Friday, April 25th, at 7 pm. His work features witty and often confrontational slogans that suit his bold and unabashed style of letterpress printing. Prints will be available for sale and Amos will be signing his work at the event.

Kennedy has recently completed a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund a printing plant in Detroit, relocating from his old print shop in Georgia, to become a fellow midwesterner. The show and signing is not to be missed!

The Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. Collection in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign contains artists' books, postcards, and posters. Through his strong graphics and bold typography, Kennedy addresses passionately issues of race, freedom, and equality, often incorporating proverbs and tales of the Kuba and Yoruba people of Africa, as well as the work of African-American poets such as Paul Laurence Dunbar.

Click here for digital images from the Rare Book & Manuscript Library Amos Kennedy Collection.