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Student studies in the Latin American Collection



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Smathers Library Gallery (2nd floor) – 01/29/24 – 04/26/24

The Learning & Labor of the Blind

The debate over the education of the blind should not be considered solely as a competition between ideas or technologies. The materials in this exhibit contain compelling stories to tell about the lived experience of blind people during the 19th century, from the traces of use left by readers to the accounts of blind students and professionals who lived, studied, and encountered the biases of their times. Curated by Neil Weijer & Laken Brooks. All exhibits are free and open to the public during the same hours as the building in which they are housed, unless otherwise specified and with occasional exceptions for maintenance.

A sepia tinged photograph of eight blind students surrounding a large globe and touching a braille document on a table.

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Black History Month at the Smathers Libraries

The Smathers Libraries celebrate Black-African History Month through a variety of events and activities that highlight the rich history and culture of the Black-African community. From book displays and online…