For libraries looking to create awareness and increase usage of their Readex collections, we have created five more sets of posters and bookmarks to support those goals.
The artwork for each of these items may now be individually downloaded for local printing. To download artwork for one or more of the five posters seen immediately below, please contact the Readex marketing department. To download bookmark artwork, please click on the links below the posters.
For African Newspapers:
For Apartheid: Global Perspectives:
For Immigrations, Migrations and Refugees: Global Perspectives:
Thomas Aiello, Associate Professor of History, Valdosta State University
There is little about the life of Jackie Robinson that historians do not know. Each part of his saga has been analyzed time and again. Among the periods sometimes given short shrift, however, is the time between the seminal event of his signing with the Montreal Royals, AAA farm team of Branch Rickey’s Brooklyn Dodgers, in October 1945 and his arrival in Sanford, Florida, for his first spring training in an unapologetically racist South….Each of those accounts uses major black weeklies to create a picture of Robinson’s actions and the black response, but looking at smaller black weeklies, less trumpeted than the Pittsburgh Courier and Chicago Defender, a more nuanced picture of that response helps color the solid scholarship that already exists. > Full Story
Readex is exhibiting its newest African Studies resources at the 59th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association (ASA) in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 1 to 3, 2016. Please visit booth 209 to explore online collections of digitized newspapers and books covering centuries of African history and culture. If not attending, please use the links below to request a trial for your institution. To arrange a meeting with a Readex representative during ASA, please click here.