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Fahamu Pecou papers

 Collection — Container: Box 1-4, OS 1-12
Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0159

Scope and Contents

The Fahamu Pecu papers span the years between 1980-2013 with the bulk of the materials dated from 2000- 2013. This small collection provides a glimpse into Pecou’s work as a visual artist and scholar. The collection contains three series that includes personal papers, professional papers, and audio/visual materials. The Personal Papers series primarily documents his academic work. The Professional Papers series, which is the largest series in the collection, contains Pecou’s professional works and activities. Included in this series are memorabilia, printed and published materials, sketchbooks, promotional materials and writings. The Audio/Visual series consists of CDs, DVDs, photographs and slides.


  • Creation: 1980, 1994-2018, undated


Rights Statement

All materials in this collection are either protected by copyright or are the property of the Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center, Inc., and/or the copyright holder as appropriate. For more information, please contact

Biographical / Historical

Fahamu received his BFA at the Atlanta College of Art in 1997 and a Ph.D. from Emory University in 2018. Dr. Pecou exhibits his art worldwide in addition to lectures and speaking engagements at colleges and universities. As an educator, Dr. Pecou has developed (ad)Vantage Point, a narrative-based arts curriculum focused on Black male youth.

Pecou's work is featured in noted private and public national and international collections including; Smithsonian National Museum of African American Art and Culture, Societe Generale (Paris), Nasher Museum at Duke University, The High Museum of Art, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Seattle Art Museum, Paul R. Jones Collection, Clark Atlanta University Art Collection and Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia.

Pecou was recently named the inaugural Artist-in-Residence for the Atlanta Beltline. In 2017 he was the subject of a retrospective exhibition "Miroirs de l'Homme" in Paris, France. His work also appears in several films and television shows including; Black-ish, The Chi, and Lifetime's The 10th Date. A recipient of the 2016 Joan Mitchell Foundation "Painters and Sculptors" Award.”

Pecou, Fahamu. The Official Website of Visual/Performing Artist and Scholar Dr. Fahamu Pecou,


6.5 Linear feet (4 manuscript boxes, 4 pamphlet boxes, 8 oversize boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection is divided into three series: 1. Personal Papers; 2. Professional Papers; and 3. Audio/Visual Material. All of the series are further divided into sub-series. The contents of the series are arranged alphabetically or chronologically. See series notes for each series for more details.

Fahamu Pecou Papers, 1980, 1994-2008, undated
Finding aid prepared by Stacy Jones, August 2020
August 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center, Inc. Repository


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