Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Black History Month Exhibit at Ball State University Libraries

Black History Month in Maps at Ball State University Libraries

The GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) is featuring the Harlem Renaissance map as the “Map of the Month” for February. The map, titled “Harlem Renaissance: One Hundred Years of History, Art, and Culture,” was created by Ephemera Press in 2001 and depicts the great writers, artists, and entertainers of the Harlem neighborhood in New York. This map is available for circulation from the GRMC.

A special Black History Month exhibit also features maps from The Atlas of African-American History and Politics: From the Slave Trade to Modern Times by Arwin D. Smallwood with Jeffrey M. Elliot available from the Atlas Collection. The first map shows the locations of the mosques in the Nation of Islam. The second map describes the travels of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Maps from the GRMC circulate for two weeks or longer. Atlases from the Atlas Collection circulate for 28 days or longer.

For more information, please contact the GRMC at 765-285-1097.

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