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The Sun Does Shine – CLP

An Evening with Anthony Ray Hinton Date:  Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Time:  7:00 – 8:30 pm Location:  McAlister Auditorium Reserve a Seat Anthony Ray Hinton  spent thirty years on death row for a crime he did not commit. Wrongly convicted in the state of Alabama for two capital murders with erroneous evidence and inadequate representation, Hinton was eventually exonerated […]

CLP & Corresponding Library Resources

Poet Sean Hill will read from his latest collection, Dangerous Goods, on Friday, November 9, from 4 – 5 p.m. in McEachern Lecture Hall. This CLP is sponsored by the English Department. Dangerous Goods and Hill’s first publication, Blood Ties & Brown Liquor: Poems, can be checked out from the Furman University Libraries.  

Genealogy Research Workshop: From “Traces of the Trade” to Traces of the Family

On November 1, Sharon Morgan, an expert on African American genealogy, will be working with librarians, staff, students, and university family members to share her knowledge of tracing African American family lineage. Sharon writes that “because so much about African American families was not recorded in public documents, offline resources may be the only way […]

Spin the Wheel of Rumi

Celebrate Islam Awareness Week and “Spin the Wheel of Rumi!” The number you land on determines which Rumi quote is meant for you. Several English translations of Rumi’s poems and books about Rumi are included in the display: The Masnavi: Book One The Masnavi: Book Two Rumi A Moth to the Flame: The Life of […]

Islam Awareness Week

A meet-and-greet at the library, lectures, and panel discussions are all planned during Islam Awareness Week. The first event is an opportunity to meet your Muslim classmates while enjoying donuts and coffee on the front porch of the Library. October 22 ⋅ 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. “Muslim Life on American College Campuses” will be the […]

CLP: Desegregation of Greenville Public Library

CLP – Desegregation in Greenville: The Public Library Story Dr. Wayne A. Wiegand, historian and co-author of The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the Jim Crow South: Civil Rights and Local Activism will visit Furman University on October 3rd. Dr. Wiegand will speak about the integration of public libraries in the South during the civil […]

Southern Civil Rights and Library History

On June 24, the governing Council of American Library Association (ALA) passed a historic resolution that “apologizes to African Americans for wrongs committed against them in segregated public libraries” and commends those “who risked their lives to integrate public libraries for their bravery and courage in challenging segregation in public libraries and in forcing public libraries […]

American Hookup

American Hookup – CLP WHEN:   Thursday, April 19, 2018, 7 – 8pm WHERE: Blackwell Field Lawn Area, Trone Student Center Watkins Room This event will be a lecture by Lisa Wade (PhD, Occidental College). Wade will discuss her recent book American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus (Norton). American Hookup examines contemporary sexual […]

Furman Interfaith Better Together Week Exhibit

The James B. Duke Library is the site of a Better Together Week exhibit sponsored by Furman Interfaith. What is Furman Interfaith? Furman Interfaith is a student group on campus that is made up of people from different religious backgrounds. Members discuss their faiths, learn about one another’s religion, and most importantly, get to know […]

Celebrate World Read Aloud Day with Lesléa Newman

Furman University is honored to celebrate World Read Aloud Day with a special guest. Lesléa Newman, writer, poet, editor, and advocate, will visit three Education classes today. Newman is the author of 70 books for readers of all ages, including Heather Has Two Mommies; A Letter to Harvey Milk; October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard; I Carry […]