Welcome to the Septima Clark Learning Center, Highlander’s new library and archive in a beautiful new building that houses our radical bookstore; a multi-use room for films, displays, workshops, healing space, or art-making; and has an incredible deck and porch to enjoy the Smoky Mountain views. We were so excited to host Septima Clark’s family for the building’s dedication at Highlander’s 90th Homecoming celebration this fall.
Staff librarians Ashby Haywood and Susan Williams are busy recovering and digitizing historical documents, buildng out a history timeline of Highlander’s work to celebrate Highlander’s 90th anniversary, and are redeveloping our onsite book collection to include materials directly related to Highlander’s work and methodologies.
Check out the new Soutron site for the Learning Center to access digital materials and resources, including more than 1,200 catalogued books and an easy link to our online bookstore.
Susan and Ashby hosted a monthly series online, “Up Close”, to dig deeper into the Septima Clark Learning Center’s many offerings. Watch the sessions below in case you missed them!