The Green Book Documentary Now Streaming on Smithsonian Channel App

Filmmaker, Yoruba Richen’s documentary The Green Book: Guide to Freedom premiered on the Smithsonian Channel last night. Watch for FREE, on the Smithsonian Channel Plus app with a 7-day trial. $4.99 per month there after.

According to Colorlines.org this film “catalogs the history of Victor Hugo Green’s project, which has been distorted and ignored by pop culture.”

Professional Spotlight: Derek T. Mosley, Archivist/Division Manager Auburn Avenue Research Library

 

Recorded February 8th, 2019 at Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History. Derek T. Mosley, Archivist/Division Manager

 

In this professional spotlight, we sit down with Derek T. Mosley about his career path to becoming Auburn Avenue Research Library’s Archivist and Division Manager.

Mr. Mosley shares that he has had a love for history ever since he was a child growing up in La Marque, Texas. His favorite book genre was and remains to be biographies/autobiographies. One day he read a biography on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and after learning that King had attended Morehouse College, he determined that he would attend the Atlanta HBCU in due time, too. Morehouse was the only school he applied to, he was accepted into their history program and focused on African American studies. Initially, Mosley had plans to become a history teacher but an Andrew W. Mellon fellowship afforded him the opportunity to work in the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library. That is when he decided to change his initial professional plans and focus on a path that would lead to a career in archives management.

Mr. Mosley accredits the mentorship of, Karen Jefferson (Woodruff Library) and his post-graduate experience at Simmons University as two of the reasons he has been able to establish a career in archives management. After graduating from Simmons University with a Masters in Archives Management, Mosley went on to become the Director of the Ernest J. Gaines Center at the University of Louisiana before returning to Atlanta, Georgia to become the Auburn Avenue Research Library Archivist/Division Manager.

Watch the video found above to learn more about Derek Mosley’s path to becoming an archives professional.

-Sophia V. Nelson for @TheMergingLanesProject on Instagram

Sweet Auburn Blues Screening at APEX Museum

Attended a screening of “Sweet Auburn Blues” at the APEX Museum. The film features social activists Harry Belafonte and Kathleen Cleaver alongside business owners from Auburn Avenue.

Image 2: owners of Havana Cigars & Image 3: Ricci of the Madame CJ Walker Museum.

The film, produced by Soul Force Productions will air on Georgia Public Broadcasting TV, Feb 24 2019.

Delta Sigma Theta and Others Visit Fort Mose

Couples, families, and groups were out last Saturday to learn about Fort Mose’s (pronounced Mo’say) history. Attendance was diverse in age, gender, and ethnicity.

Pictured is the Palm Coast Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, youth that accompanied them, and a few re-enactors from the day’s event.

More on Fort Mose Historic State Park coming soon.

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Los Angeles’ Destination Crenshaw

Rapper/Entrepreneur Nipsey Hussle is part of a committee that includes California African American Museum director, Naima Keith. The committee is overseeing Destination Crenshaw a 1.3 mile open-air museum that will celebrate “Black Angelenos” – the contributions of African Americans in Los Angeles and throughout the nation

Check out the LA Times story written by Makeda Easter entitled, “Destination Crenshaw Art Project Aims to Reclaim the Neighborhood for Black L.A.”

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