On January 30, the University Special Collections and Archives put together a display from the Black Emporia: Interpretations and Connections Collection. The exhibit features artifacts donated by Carol Marshall, who served Emporia State University as a professor of early childhood education from 1962-2000. The items in the exhibit relates to the racial history of African Americans in the United States. Specific items include a Mrs. Butterworth’s hand-painted syrup bottle, an appliance cover doll, and Fairbanks Gold Dust Washing Powder.
This exhibit will be available for viewing until the end of February. You can find the display case in the basement of the Memorial Union outside of the Center for Student Involvement.
On Thursday, February 18 at 6 p.m. in the Greek Room, the Black Student Union is having a critical analysis of the sitcom A Different World, a spin-off of The Cosby Show. Topics in the discussion will closely relate to information provided in the Black Emporia exhibit. Attendees are encouraged to view the exhibit before and after the event.