Lift Every Voice: Atlanta's Contribution to the Black Poetic Tradition

Presented by Library of America, in partnership with the Auburn Avenue Research Library, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and the Center for Studies on Africa and its Diaspora (CSAD) and Department of African American Studies (AAS) at Georgia State University, Lift Every Voice: Atlanta's Contribution to the Black Poetic Tradition, is part of a nationwide celebration of 250 years of African American Poetry.

Dr. Elizabeth West, Professor of Africana Literatures and Studies / English at Georgia State University and the Director of Academics for the College of Arts and Science’s Center for Studies on Africa and its Diaspora (CSAD) will serve as the events facilitator/moderator. Discussants include Kevin Young, poet, editor and the director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; Pearl Cleage, renowned playwright, essayist, novelist, poet and political activist; Dr. Lakeyta Bonnette-Bailey, Associate Professor of African American Studies and Political Science at Georgia State University; and Dr. Maurice Hobson, Associate Professor of African American Studies at Georgia State University.

Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Arts & Humanities

Campus

Atlanta Campus

Colleges and Schools

College of Arts and Sciences

Audience

Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Public, Emeriti, Perimeter College Retirees

Website

https://bit.ly/3hmJ9TW

Cost

Free

Department
African-American Studies, Center for Studies on Africa and its Diaspora
Does this event require an admission surcharge and/or seating arrangement notification?

No

Host

Center for Studies on Africa and Its Diaspora

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