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Voice It: Black Poetry Discussion Panel
February 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
This virtual intergenerational panel will engage in discussion on how themes from the new Library of America Anthology, African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle & Song edited by Kevin Young, reflect lived experiences.
Dr. Pamela Ross McClain, a scholar of African American literature at the University of Michigan Flint, will open the dialogue on how African American poets have captured the cultural experiences of African Americans, and inspired a legacy of creative expression, resistance, uniqueness, and resilience.
This program will take place on Zoom and will be livestreamed on Facebook. To join on Zoom, click here.
For a list of suggested reading to celebrate Black History Month, click here.
Jackson District Library was one of 49 institutions in the United States to receive the Lift Every Voice grant, which is administered by the Library of America, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, in partnership with The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.