Lehman College scholar Hank Williams in conversation with The Last Poets: Abiodun Oyewole, Umar bin Hassan, and Felipe Luciano along with Woodie King, Jr, former head of the New Federal Theater and producer of albums featuring two different iterations of The Last Poets in the early 70s.
The Last Poets are several groups of poets and musicians who arose from the late 1960s African-American civil rights movement’s black nationalism. The name is taken from a poem by the South African revolutionary poet Keorapetse Kgositsile, who believed he was in the last era of poetry before guns would take over.
Presented by Lehman College, the Lehman College Library, Lift Every Voice, One Book One Bronx, Literary Freedom Project, CUNY Center for the Humanities.
Lift Every Voice is made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Emerson Collective and is presented in partnership with The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Additional support provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund. Lift Every Voice, a year-long, nationwide celebration of the 250-year tradition of African American poetry. With signature events in New York City, Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Kansas City; readings, performances, and moderated conversations at public libraries around the country. Public events coincide with the publication of the companion anthology African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle & Song edited by Kevin Young.
The event will start on Monday, February 22, 2021 at 19:00.
To register, please visit here.
About The Book Club & One Book One Bronx
Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education invites neighbors to come together and (re)spark a love of reading. The book club normally meets in its 6th floor Gallery and hosts vibrant community-focused conversations that build a love of books and reading. The Casita Maria Book Club is presented in partnership with One Book One Bronx.
One Book One Bronx is a new style book club that inspires, encourages, and delights readers. Every week, we meet to discuss books that reflect the people of the Bronx. The book club seeks to build a culture of reading and is free to join. Please visit here for information on starting a book club at your community-based organization.
Discussions are free and open to the public. By registering you are giving the hosts permission to possibly use your image on our social media platforms. Book club discussions are held in English only at this time.
One Book One Bronx is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, donations, and Citizens Committee of New York City.
About Casita Maria Center For Arts & Education
Casita Maria Center For Arts & Education is the first and oldest Latino 501(c)(3) charity in NYC, founded in 1934.
The South Bronx-based community arts and educational organization presents diverse, contemporary visual and performing arts and education programming for all ages.
Casita Maria creates a safe and welcoming community, enriching and uplifting youth and families towards success, through shared cultural, art and educational experiences and programs.
Casita Maria Center For Arts & Education
928 Simpson Street
Bronx, NY 10459