Over 150 people attended "Little Black Sambo: Children's Literature, Race, and Century of Controversy," a special symposium examining Helen Bannerman's controversial children's book, The Story of Little Black Sambo, originally published in 1899. The symposium, which took place Sept. 12-13, was sponsored by the University Libraries and the Center for the Humanities.
Click here to view a slideshow of the event.
If you missed the symposium, there's still time to check out the exhibition. Original artwork, toys, games, and related objects from the Libraries' newly acquired Little Black Sambo Collection will remain on display in the Olin Library Ginkgo Reading Room and Grand Staircase Lobby through October 17.