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Athlete Scholar Activist: Chapters in the Life of Dr. Pellom McDaniels III

February 7, 2021 @ 3:00 pm EST

Athlete Scholar Activist

The Stuart A. Rose Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Library invites you to a special event in February. Emory Libraries will partner with Atlanta-based BronzeLens Film Festival to host an online screening and conversation for Black History Month.
“Athlete. Scholar. Activist: Chapters in the Life of Dr. Pellom McDaniels III” will take place on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, at 3 p.m. The event will begin with a screening of the film “Flash Here and There Like Falling Stars: The Life and Work of Dr. Pellom McDaniels III,” followed by a conversation with special guests Valerie Boyd, author and journalism professor at the University of Georgia; Leatrice Ellzy, executive director of Hammonds House Museum in Atlanta and senior director of programming at the Apollo Theater in New York City; Fahamu Pecou, artist and scholar; and Joe Posnanski, sportswriter and author. The moderator will be Nsenga Burton, co-director of the Film and Media Management concentration at Emory University.

Pellom McDaniels III, curator of African American collections at the university’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, passed away suddenly at his home on Sunday, April 19, at age 52.

McDaniels earned both his Master of Arts and PhD in American Studies from Emory’s Institute of Liberal Arts after a career as a National Football League defensive lineman for the Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons. He then joined the University of Missouri-Kansas City as an assistant professor in history.

McDaniels returned to Emory as an assistant professor in the Department of African American Studies in Emory College and the associate curator of African American collections for the Rose Library, becoming the full-time curator in 2018.

Though this is a free event, registration is required. You may do so here.


February 7, 2021
3:00 pm EST
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The LaGrange Memorial Library is open at our temporary location at 525 Park Ave in the old Unity School. The entrance is on Wilkes Ave.