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Clarissa Sligh

Celebrating Black History Month - Clarissa Sligh

In honor of Black History Month, Rare Books and Manuscripts is highlighting three pieces by Clarissa Sligh from our contemporary artist’s book collection.  Clarissa Sligh’s work draws on her own experiences and understandings of how events in her life interact with specific moments in history. She ...

Lincoln Ragsdale

We Have to Join Together: The Lincoln Ragsdale Audio Recordings

One hundred years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed into effect, America found itself at the heart of the Civil Rights Movement, fighting the legal, social,  and cultural ramifications of slavery and racial discrimination. Though this executive order declared an end to slavery, African ...