Black Students United, the umbrella organization for Cornell’s students of the African diaspora, has created multiple displays in three different library spaces across campus:
• In Mann Library’s lobby, exhibit cases illustrate the story of several African-American students at Cornell during the late 19th and early-20th centuries.
• In the Tower Room of Uris Library, a timeline traces famous inventors throughout black history.
• And in Olin Library, display cases across from the first-floor Current Periodicals Reading Room and outside the Maps & Media department on level B explain elements of African-American history on campus, with spotlights on the Africana Center, Ujamaa Residential College and more.
Also see highlights from the new Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections’ African-American photograph collection in the gallery space between Olin and Kroch libraries.