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Free the New Haven Black Panthers: Exhibit Curator Talk by Kathryn Schmechel ’21

Free the New Haven Black Panthers: Exhibit Curator Talk by Kathryn Schmechel ’21 Online

Please join student-curator Kathryn Schechel ’21 for an introduction to her senior essay exhibit, “Free the New Haven Panthers”: The New Haven Nine, Yale, and the May Day 1970 Protests That Brought Them Together.


Kathryn will discuss images and objects she selected for her exhibit from Yale Library collections. Her remarks will be followed by a conversation with her advisors, Crystal Feimster,  associate professor of African American Studies, History and American Studies, and James Kessenides, Kaplanoff Librarian for American History. There will be an opportunity for questions from the audience.  


View the online exhibition at https://bit.ly/yul-nhpanthers. A physical exhibition will be installed in the Sterling Library exhibition corridor after pandemic restrictions are lifted.


Kathryn’s curator talk will be hosted by Barbara Rockenbach, Stephen F. Gates ’68 University Librarian, and the Sterling Memorial Library Exhibit Committee. This event is online and open to the public but requires pre-registration. 


Yale Library’s senior essay exhibit program provides one rising senior with funding, training and staff support to curate and produce a library exhibit based on the student’s senior essay topic and using materials from library collections.

Registration: Please register below. The Zoom event url will be sent via your registration confirmation.

Related LibGuide: Past Exhibitions in Sterling Memorial Library by Kerri Sancomb

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Central Campus
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
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