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Black Lives Matter: Race, Policing, and Protests

A guide exploring the historical context of recent events and protests

Participate in the recent protests? GS Libraries and the Museum wants to preserve your history!

Archives and museums collect protest materials.  As The National Museum  of African American History and Culture wrote in a Statement on Efforts to Collect Objects at Lafayette Square, June 11, 2020,

“Recognizing that the tragic killing of George Floyd has spurred a transformative time in U.S. history, the Smithsonian Institution is collecting today so that the world, in the present and future, can understand the role that race has played in our complicated 400-year history."

Did you participate in recent protests, events in response to George Floyd's death? Georgia Southern University Libraries and the Georgia Southern Museum are collecting also—homemade signs, photos, recordings, t-shirts that reflect your experience. Please contact our Special Collections Librarians to follow up, or call 912-344-3019 and leave a message.