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U. S. Cartoonists Chronicle the History of African American Voting Rights

Now on Display in the Ellis Library Colonnade

This exhibition explores the 2020 national theme of Black History Month, African Americans and the Vote, with a series of twentieth-century American editorial cartoons that address the issue of African American voting right in the United States. Most of the artworks displayed are original drawings from the nationally renowned cartoon collection of the State Historical Society of Missouri. These rarely seen artworks document the long struggle Americans of color have experienced in their attempts to exercise their fundamental rights as citizens.

home Events and Exhibits Black History Month Events

Black History Month Events

Black Vote/Liberation: The intersectional themes of black voting and liberation are complex and global for peoples of African descent. Indeed, issues related to the two-party system, proportional representation, Pan-African ideals, competing concepts of “democracy” have challenged any simple notions of what “black voting” signifies in 2020. Therefore, this year’s Black History Month Theme: Black Vote/Liberation celebrates the ongoing struggle for Black Liberation and its changing sociocultural and political patterns and migrations of Africa and throughout the Diaspora.

View all events at https://blackstudies.missouri.edu/feature/mu-black-history-month-2020.

home Events and Exhibits Black History Month Events

Black History Month Events

Black Vote/Liberation: The intersectional themes of black voting and liberation are complex and global for peoples of African descent. Indeed, issues related to the two-party system, proportional representation, Pan-African ideals, competing concepts of “democracy” have challenged any simple notions of what “black voting” signifies in 2020. Therefore, this year’s Black History Month Theme: Black Vote/Liberation celebrates the ongoing struggle for Black Liberation and its changing sociocultural and political patterns and migrations of Africa and throughout the Diaspora.

View all events at https://blackstudies.missouri.edu/feature/mu-black-history-month-2020.

home Events and Exhibits Black History Month Events

Black History Month Events

Black Vote/Liberation: The intersectional themes of black voting and liberation are complex and global for peoples of African descent. Indeed, issues related to the two-party system, proportional representation, Pan-African ideals, competing concepts of “democracy” have challenged any simple notions of what “black voting” signifies in 2020. Therefore, this year’s Black History Month Theme: Black Vote/Liberation celebrates the ongoing struggle for Black Liberation and its changing sociocultural and political patterns and migrations of Africa and throughout the Diaspora.

View all events at https://blackstudies.missouri.edu/feature/mu-black-history-month-2020.

home Events and Exhibits Black History Month Events

Black History Month Events

Black Vote/Liberation: The intersectional themes of black voting and liberation are complex and global for peoples of African descent. Indeed, issues related to the two-party system, proportional representation, Pan-African ideals, competing concepts of “democracy” have challenged any simple notions of what “black voting” signifies in 2020. Therefore, this year’s Black History Month Theme: Black Vote/Liberation celebrates the ongoing struggle for Black Liberation and its changing sociocultural and political patterns and migrations of Africa and throughout the Diaspora.

View all events at https://blackstudies.missouri.edu/feature/mu-black-history-month-2020.

home Engineering Library, Events and Exhibits Comic Book Club February 13th

Comic Book Club February 13th

The MU Libraries Comic Book Club will meet February 13th from 5-6pm in the Engineering Library & Technology Commons room W2001E.  All majors and interest levels are welcome.

We will have a short presentation followed by an open discussion on all things comics.

Drop by and tell us what you’re reading, writing, watching and why.  Snacks will be provided.  Is there a topic you’d like to present or hear more about?  Let us know!  February’s presentation is “I want to read comics – where do I start?”

Contact Mara Inge at inget@missouri.edu for more details.

Mara Inge

Mara Inge is a Sr. Library Information Specialist in the Engineering Library. She specializes in outreach activities and works with the Department of Energy microfiche collection.

home Events and Exhibits Ken Logsdon Photography on Display in Bookmark Cafe

Ken Logsdon Photography on Display in Bookmark Cafe

An exhibit of local artist Ken Logsdon’s photographs is on display in the Bookmark Cafe on the ground floor of Ellis Library. This exhibit will be on display during the spring semester.

Artist’s Statement:

I photograph things that catch my eye. It might be a pattern. It might be a reflection. There might be high contrast. It might be a shadow. It might be the perfect vignette. I love quirky. I have begun doing nature abstracts. I’m hoping the viewer has to look awhile to decide why I shot the photo and what it is; to see a face or a creature. That is why you usually won’t see titles on my photos.

Not represented in this show, I also travel to small towns NOTI (Not on the Interstate) and try to find representations of Americana. I have learned a bit about the current economy by doing so – not in an academic way but observationally.

I post publicly on Facebook as Ken Logsdon https://www.facebook.com/ken.logsdon

kenlogsdon@socket.net

home Events and Exhibits, Government Information Apollo 11 Smithsonian Exhibit on Display at Ellis Library

Apollo 11 Smithsonian Exhibit on Display at Ellis Library

Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission

It was a moment that enthralled and inspired: humanity’s first steps on another world. It was the realization of centuries of dreams, and the fulfillment of decades of work. It was the courageous small step into a new age.

Join the Smithsonian and the University Libraries in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission with Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission. Organized by SITES in collaboration with the National Air and Space Museum, and based on a traveling exhibition of the same name, this poster exhibition examines the mission and recognizes the sacrifices and devotion of more than 400,000 people employed in NASA programs who worked through the trials, tragedies and triumphs of the early space program. Featuring seven posters, including a timeline of key events in the early space race, the exhibition will help viewers to look back at this historic mission, and inspire a new generation of scientists, explorers and those who dare to dream. In addition, the exhibit includes related government documents from the University Libraries collection.

 

home Ellis Library, Events and Exhibits, Special Collections and Archives Student-curated exhibition on the Harlem Renaissance now on view in Ellis Library

Student-curated exhibition on the Harlem Renaissance now on view in Ellis Library

This exhibit was created by students enrolled in the Honors College Freshman Colloquium entitled “The Harlem Renaissance in Art, Literature, and Film (Gn. Hon. 2120H) under the guidance of Dr. Elizabeth Hornbeck. Each student selected a book, journal, or other item from the Harlem Renaissance to include in this exhibit and wrote a brief description of their selection. Materials on view include art, illustrations, literature, poetry, journalism, and more. If you can’t make it to Ellis to see the students’ exhibit, check out their class website.

Dr. Hornbeck's class

 

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Kelli Hansen

Kelli Hansen is head of the Special Collections and Rare Books department.

home Events and Exhibits Therapy Dogs for Finals

Therapy Dogs for Finals

Yes, it’s that time of the semester again. You’re studying, you’re researching, you’re writing, you’re living on coffee and no sleep…but look, a fluffy puff of pure love and joy! These calm, cheerful, trained therapy dogs are here to give you a break and put a smile on your face ?

Come to Ellis Library on the main floor by the North Doors / checkout desk. Tentative schedule:

  • Sunday, December 8 from 6-9pm
  • Monday, December 9 from 6-9pm
  • Tuesday, December 10 from 6-9pm

There will also be therapy dogs in the Engineering Library on Monday and Wednesday from 9am to noon and Tuesday from 1-4pm.

Thanks to Ann Gafke’s Teacher’s Pet for coordinating all the dogs and owners who help us de-stress during finals!