Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries

Reconstructing the Black Archive: The Life and Times of Hannah Crafts, the First African American Woman Novelist

Dr. Greg Hecimovich, 2024-2025 Hutchins Family Fellow and Professor of English at Furman University, will describe his extraordinary research journey to document the life and literary accomplishment of Hannah Bond, who escaped enslavement in North Carolina and subsequently wrote, using the pseudonym “Hannah Crafts,” what scholars consider to be one of the earliest novels written by an African American woman.

Congress Week: Former U.S. Representative Steve Driehaus and Chancellor Emeritus Steve Wrigley

Former U.S. Representative Steve Diehaus (D-OH) and USG Chancellor Emeritus Steve Wrigley will engage in a lively discussion about empowering citizens and government in the areas of democracy, political engagement, and institutional resiliency. Light reception to follow. The event is free and open to the public. Event parking is available in the Hull Street Parking Deck.

Curator Tour, "Sunken Treasure: The Art & Science of Coral Reefs"

On the first Friday of every month, join curator Dr. James Porter in exploring Hargrett's newest exhibit "Sunken Treasure: The Art & Science of Coral Reefs." Dr. Porter will begin his tour in Room 268, next to the Hargrett Gallery, in which he will provide an introduction before leading the group into the gallery. Attendees will gain insight into the 50 years of research and collecting that made this exhibit possible!