Dr. Longdummers longA Memorial toast was held for the late Dr. Richard A. Long who passed shortly after New Years Day. The services was on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Clark Atlanta University Galleries in Atlanta. The event was attended by a hosts of relatives, friends, associates and colleagues. The bio from the memorial services is as follows:

Richard A. Long, recognized as a major cultural historian, was the Atticus Haygood Professor Emeritus of Interdisciplinary Studies at Emory University. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Temple University; did doctoral studies at the University of Pennsylvania; was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Paris; and received his doctoral degree at the University of Poitiers. He began his teaching career as a graduate assistant at Temple. Subsequently, he taught at West Virginia State College. He spent a decade and a half as a teacher at Morgan State College (now University) followed by two years at Hampton Institute (now University), where he was also Director of the College Museum. While completing his doctoral work, he also worked as a lecturer at the University of Poitiers. Upon returning

to the United States, he taught English and French for the Hampton Institute and directed its College Museum. He became a Professor of English in 1968 at Atlanta University (now Clark Atlanta University), where he was founder of theAfrican American Studies program. From 1971 to 1973 he was visiting lecturer at Harvard University. He was a U.S. committee member at the Second World Black and

African Festival of Arts and Culture in Lagos, Nigeria, from 1971 to 1977, and acted as a consultant for both the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He lectured widely in West, Central and South Africa, the Caribbean, India and Southeast Asia. He began an association with Emory University in 1973 as adjunct professor and became Atticus.

longs audienceHaygood Professor in 1987. His writings include Black Americana (1985), The Black Traditlong speakerion in American Dance (1989), African Americans: A Portrait (1993), Grown Deep: Essays on the Harlem Renaissance (1998), One More Time: Harlem Renaissance History and Historicism (2007), and Maya Angelou: A Glorious Celebration (2008), He edited Negritude: Essays and Studies (1967) (with Albert Berrian) and Afro-American Writing: Prose and Poetry (1972, 1991) (with Eugenia Collier) and Black Writers and the American Civil War (1989). He founded the Triennial Symposium on African Art, Atlanta University’s Annual Conference at the Center for African and African American Studies, and the New World Festivals of the African Diaspora. His most recent activities included serving on the Board of Directors of the Smithsonian Museum of African Art; the Board of Directors of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta as a life member. He served on the Board of the Society of Dance History Scholars with the designation as an Honorary Fellow of the organization. He also was an active member of the National Planning Committee of the Zora Neale Hurston Festival. Dr. Long continued to lecture widely on a variety of topics and served as a consultant to many cultural organizations and institutions. Dr. Long’s Papers are deposited at the Auburn Avenue Research Library. He is survived by his brother, Curtis W. Long (San Diego, CA), and a host of nephews, nieces, family and friends from around the nation.long cover Photos: Susan Ross