The Shakur papers are one of many major archival collections housed at Woodruff, including those of Maynard Jackson, C. Eric Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr. The 13,000-piece King collection is one of the most extensive compilations of his writings and was purchased from his family for $32 million.
But, with the moving coming out, all eyes will be on the library that serves students at Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Spelman College and the Interdenominational Theological Center, it's hosting a special viewing of the collection for the public on Wednesday, June 21.
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The event will celebrate the release of the biopic "All Eyez On Me," which hit theaters June 16 on what would have been Shakur's 46th birthday.
“Anyone who considers themselves a Hip Hop Head or a Tupac fan would benefit from exploring this collection of his most intellectual work,” media and hip-hop scholar Nsenga Burton said in the statement. “He used his platform, his music, and his interviews to discuss serious, complex issues in a brilliant way.”
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