Sat, Mar 02|
African Americans and Children's Literature: A Symposium and Exhibition
Call then the advance guard and unsung heroes of Black America's fight for freedom and equality. Call them creators--the ones whose books presented the authentic portrait of African Americans, empowering future generations of black leaders. Call them authors of children's literature.
Time & Location
Mar 02, 2024, 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM EST
Washington, 125 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC 20017, USA
About the event
COME LEARN THE STORY AND LEGACY OF WASHINGTON, DC’S AFRICAN AMERICAN AUTHORS OF CHILDREN’S LITERATURE—Past and Present, including May Miller Sullivan, Sterling Brown, Maxine Clair, Gwendolyn Brooks, Daphne Muse, Lucille Clifton, Eloise Greenfield, Jason Reynols, Kwame ALexander, Jennifer Lawson, Courtland Cox, Adjoa Burrowes, E. Ethelbert Miller, Carolivia Herron, Tricia Elam Walker, jonetta rose barras, Sheila Crider, David Miller, Michelle Meadows, Leah Henderson , Lakia Wilson and others.
COME MEET THE PEOPLE AND INSTITUTIONS THAT STOOD AGAINST RACISM AND INEQUALITY TO HELP ESTABLISH AN AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERARY CANON THAT BUILT AND FORTIFIED A COMMUNITY.
The day features: Speacial remarks by Sidney Clifton, daughter of Lucille Clifton and founder of Clifton House. An exciting and provocative conversation between award-winning author and influencer Sharon Bell Mathis, a leader of The Golden Age of Black Children’s Literature, and Grammy nominee and literary activist poet E. Ethelbert Miller:
Panel discussions involving celebrated New York Times bestselling authors, public television and radio producers and hosts, book illustrators, bookstore owners and civil rights leaders including Kojo Nnamdi, Jennifer Lawson, Justin Johnson, Courtland Cox, Kwame Alexander, Tricia Elam Walker, David Miller, Joy Jones, Wynn Yarbough, Carolivia Herron, Brian Gilmore , Keesha Ceran, Vanessa Williams, Tiffany Mitchell Patterson, and others.
This event is curated by award-winning author and public scholar jonetta rose barras and historian and humanities scholar Bernard Demczuk Ph.D. in partnership with The Black Student Fund, The Institute for African American Writing, Teaching for Change, Social Justice Books, Buck Wild Media, The Anacostia River School of Photography and Lesa Warrick.
Major funding has been provide by HumanitiesDC
IT'S FREE. REGISTER NOW!
- Sale ends: Feb 29, 2024, 6:30 PM EST