Still Raising Hell: The Art, Activism, and Archives of Camille Billops and James V. Hatch

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James V. Hatch and Camille Billops, c. 1970. From the Camille Billops and James V. Hatch Archives, Rose Library, Emory University

As artists, activists, and collectors, Billops and Hatch have been raising hell for more than 50 years—elevating public consciousness around “isms” that have shaped American culture, politics, and identities. Since 2002 the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library has been home to the comprehensive collection—playscripts, photographs, works of art, and more—of these two leading stewards of African American history.

The exhibition, curated by Pellom McDaniels, III, will reflect on the dynamic couple’s commitment to speaking truth to power and explore the meaning and purpose of African American art. On display from September 15, 2016 through May 28, 2017, the exhibition and accompanying public programs will provoke thought and spark dialogue in the spirit of Billops and Hatch.

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Sponsorship Opportunity

Join us and help bring to life a treasure trove of materials that illuminates the African American experience from the late 19th century to the present.

Ensure the Billops-Hatch collection continues to influence, inspire, and empower. Become a sponsor today at or contact Alex Wan at or 404.727.5386

Related Events

Black Art Salon at the Edge of the Universe, Thursday, April 23, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. See the full listing of programs and descriptions here.

Opening reception, Thursday, September 15, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. at Emory’s Robert W. Woodruff Library. Please register here:

Learn More

Online Exhibit

Press Kit

Finding Aid

There’s Nobody Coming for Us but Us: Prints by Camille Billops

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