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The Audacious Thing

Brad Braxton 99PhD is the sixth senior minister, the second African American, and the youngest ever to lead the historic Riverside Church in New York. No wonder he’s stirring things up. More

Featured Video


Randall Burkett, curator of Emory’s African American Collection, just returned from Europe with a new acquisition. Here’s a look at this and more, through the eyes of a lifelong collector of rare and interesting things.

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Poet and professor Kevin Young, curator of Emory’s literary collections, invites you on a video tour of Emory’s most remarkable African American materials . . . some of which may surprise you. And professor Rudolph Byrd gives viewers an up-close look at the personal notebook and the handmade quilt Alice Walker created while writing The Color Purple.

Of Note Voyages Exhibit
The final edition of the Atlanta Times

Fifteen Months of Fame

In 1964, a new paper rolled off the presses: the Atlanta Times, a conservative, pro-segregationist alternative to the Journal and Constitution. Fifteen months later, it was gone for good.


Living Legends

The James Weldon Johnson Institute breathes new life into modern civil rights scholarship.


Facing Race

Emory’s five-year Transforming Community Project calls for brave, thoughtful examination of the University’s racial history and culture.


The Dream Center

A visionary new museum, led in part by Emory alumni, will honor Atlanta’s civil rights legacy—past, present, and future.

Campaign Emory Update

Jim and Berta Laney

Laneys’ Legacy Gift Includes Emory as Family

Emory President Emeritus Jim Laney 94H and his wife, Berta 94H, have spent more than forty years as an integral part of the Emory University community.

A Community that Cares

Avoid Risk, Cut Taxes with Charitable Gift Annuities


Henry Bowden

Life After Brown

In 1960, my predecessor several times removed, Randy Fort, published a special issue of the Emory Alumnus with the theme “Crisis in the Schools.” More

On Campus

Portrait of Alice Walker

Alice Walker Archive Opens

A selection of papers and memorabilia from the Emory-based archive of author Alice Walker opened to the public in April and will be on display in the Schatten Gallery through September 23. Photo by Jon Rou.



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