January 31, 2019

USA TODAY Staff Donates 1,000 Copies of Black History Month Special Edition Magazine to Atlanta University Center

ATLANTA (January 31, 2019) — A group of African American editors and writers from USA TODAY donated more than 1,000 copies of the publication’s 2019 Black History Month Special Edition to the world’s largest consortium of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs)—the Atlanta University Center (AUC).

Staff coordinated the donation with the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library, which will distribute them starting Feb. 1 in celebration of Black History Month and the AUC’s role in cultivating black excellence.

The issue’s cover story, “Exodus: How Black Migrations Changed Our Nation,” explores the brutal history of slavery, as the first ship containing African cargo arrived in Virginia 400 years ago. Other topics featured include black identity, success, the #MeToo movement and higher education.

The AUC Woodruff Library will have copies available to students, faculty and staff at the circulation desk (main level), main entrance lobby area and Woodi Café (main level).

 

About the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library

The Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library serves the nation’s largest consortium of historically black colleges and universities, which includes Clark Atlanta University, the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse College and Spelman College. As the intellectual center of this prestigious academic community, the Library’s mission is to provide the highest level of information resources and services in support of student and faculty success and the cultural preservation of the Atlanta University Center. In addition to the aesthetic benefits of this state-of-the-art facility, the Library has evolved into a model repository of information resources and a front-runner in the innovative delivery of digital resources. The AUC Woodruff Library is the winner of the 2016 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award in the university category from the Association of Collegiate and Research Libraries (ACRL). Library CEO Loretta Parham was named the ACRL 2017 Academic/Research Librarian of the Year. Additional information about the AUC Woodruff Library is available at www.auctr.edu.