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Third Annual Members' Choice Event Selects Books to Commemorate the 125th Anniversary of UNCG

University Libraries’ held its Third Annual Members’ Choice Event on April 20. This exclusive event for the Jackson Society, allows members to vote on their preferred selection of books to be added to the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives. These additions, many of which are first editions, will commemorate the 125th anniversary of UNCG and help grow the collection as it strives to meet the needs of current and future faculty and students, as well as the broader community. The items recently added to UNCG’s Special Collections and University Archives are listed below:

•          Isaac Johnson, Slavery Days in Old Kentucky                               
•          Thomas H. Jones, The Experience of Thomas H. Jones                   
•          Solomon Northrup, 12 Years a Slave                                             
•          Peter Randolph, From Slave Cabin to the Pulpit                           
•          Langston Hughes, The Ways of White Folks                      
•          Sojourner Truth, Narrative of Sojourner Truth                              
•          Jane Austen, Emma                                                              
•          Abraham Lincoln, Political Debates                                               
•          Abigail Mott, Biographical Sketches                                    
•          William W. Brown, Narrative of William W. Brown                                
•          Frederick Douglass, My Bondage and My Freedom                      
•          Frances Harper, Iola Leroy, or Shadows Uplifted               
•          Harriet Wilson, Our Nig

As the Libraries' premier giving society, these committed contributors are dedicated to the Libraries' mission to advance and support learning, research and service at UNCG and throughout the state. Jackson Society donors are automatically enrolled in the Friends of the UNCG Libraries and are also invited to other exclusive events throughout the year. Annual gifts of $1,000 or more ensure your place in the Jackson Society.  To learn more about the Jackson Society and explore giving to the Libraries, please contact Karlene Noel Jennings, Executive Director of Development, at or 336-256-0112