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Grand Hyatt Atlanta (Buckhead)
3300 Peachtree Road NE Atlanta, GA 30305, USA

(Deadline for conference registration was August 1.  THERE WILL BE NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION OR MEAL PAYMENTS)
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Thursday, August 10 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Democratic Histories: Strategies for Engaging African American Communities in the Archival Process

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Archivists who work on African American collections are increasingly more aware that traditional sites of African American agency and autonomy are becoming more unstable. The need to capture the perspectives and histories of these institutions is urgent.The challenges become more acute when communities recognize the need to preserve their legacies but do not have the resources or support to make it happen. How can libraries, museums, and archives bring these individuals into the world of archives and empower them to protect and share their stories?The panelists will discuss their experiences working with black colleges, churches, neighborhoods and families.

Moderators
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Shaundra Walker

Interim Library Director, Georgia College, United States of America
I serve as Interim Library Director of the Ina Dillard Russell Library at Georgia College.  In my role, I provide strategic leadership, guiding a team of library professional and support staff in enhancing and communicating the value and role of the library.  I am a graduate of... Read More →

Speakers
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Skyla S. Hearn

Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, DuSable Museum of African American
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Chaitra Powell

African American Collections and Outreach Archivist Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chaitra Powell earned her MLS from the University of Arizona in 2010. In 2012, she was an IMLS fellow for the HistoryMakers, with a placement at the Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum in Culver City, CA. She earned her ACA designation in 2013 and finished a certificate in digitization... Read More →
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Holly A. Smith

College Archivist, Spelman College
Holly Smith is the College Archivist at Spelman College. She holds a B.A. in History and Black Studies from William and Mary, an M.A. in History from Yale University, and an M.S. in Library and Information Science with a concentration in Archival Management from Simmons College.



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