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A Salute to Black History Month February 26, 2015 – Posted in: Content, In the Stacks, Of Interest: Featured Books / Reviews

Before Black History Month wraps up for this year we should remember that 2015 is the 50th anniversary of two seminal events.  It’s the 50th anniversary of the three Selma to Montgomery marches that were part of the Selma Voting Rights Movement which led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act. It’s also the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X. First a photo salute to Black History Month from the vast archives at Corbis followed by a few…

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African American Archivist’s Dream Must Not Be Deferred November 30, 2009

Avery Clayton (1947-2009) Avery Clayton lived long enough to find a home for the largest collection of African American artifacts on the West Coast. But not long enough to see the treasure trove of rare books, manuscripts, photographs, feature films and ephemera, his mother’s life’s work, made available to the public. Mr. Clayton died suddenly on Thursday, while hosting a Thanksgiving dinner. He was 62 years old. Mayme A. Clayton (1923-2006) Clayton’s mother, Mayme, spent…

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