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African Americana Library News rss

Freedmen's Bureau Records
Jun 22, 2015
New digital collection of government documents

Umbra Digital Collection
Jun 16, 2015
Beta-test Umbra: Search African American History Collection

Payne Theological Seminary
Jun 3, 2015
Digitization Project Brings African Methodist Episcopal Seminary Archives to the World

California Rare Book School
May 15, 2015
African American Resources Course

Rosa Parks' archive
Feb 4, 2015
Rosa Parks' archive opening to public at Library of Congress

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.