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Social Justice Corner (topic guide)

This guide attempts to provide a starting point to learn about social justice initiatives across the Emory Libraries, Emory Campus, Atlanta, and beyond, as well as provide knowledge and resources to key social justice issues.

Books & Articles

Be sure to review the recommended books from the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion newsletter's "Living and Learning About Race Resource Guide"; hover over the "info" icon to learn why these titles have been suggested. 

Read Carol Anderson Recommends from the New York Times article Christensen, Lauren. “‘Every Work of American Literature Is About Race’: Writers on How We Got Here.” The New York Times, 30 June 2020., 

"Each speaks, in some way, to the power of racism, and sometimes just sheer, raw, unadulterated anti-blackness, in destroying millions upon millions of lives. Each also lays out the power of the refusal to accept subjugation. And that the subsequent and ongoing battles between anti-blackness and freedom are messy." 

Some suggested Films & Videos

Archives & Manuscripts

A march organized by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, & Rare Book Library has many collections documenting social justice activism as well as the activities of oppressive power structures and white supremacist groups.

You can search across the Rose Library's holdings in Emory Finding Aids. For materials related specifically to the movement for African American civil rights, please visit our African American History and Culture LibGuide. Our staff would be happy to assist in connecting you with ersources from the archives; please contact us at!

Image: Southern Christian Leadership Conference records, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives & Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Fall 2020 Virtual Book Club

Book Club Flyer

Join the conversation and read, “The Privileged Poor” By Anthony Abraham Jack and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion virtual book Club, and use this Sign-up Form 

Recommended Books