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Black History Month collection
Feb 4, 2016
Google Cultural Institute makes black history artifacts digitally accessible

Manning Marable Book Collection
Oct 14, 2015
Donation to John Jay College's Prison-to-College Pipeline Program

Emmett Till
Oct 6, 2015
Emmett Till research collection established at FSU Libraries

ProQuest History Vault
Sep 21, 2015
New Black Studies Databases acquired by the Library

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

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.