William Monroe Trotter Institute

The Study of Black Culture

The Living Archive: African American Poetry Panel #1: Blackness in the 21st Century Thursday, February 23, 2017, 6 – 8 p.m.

Join us for The Living Archive: African American Poetry, a series of panel discussions by poets and writers examining a range of topics that include the importance and significance of African American literature, the ways in which literature has examined and illuminated black identities, the connection between spoken and written word, language styles and culture in black poetry, and the relationship between writers of the past and the present. This series is sponsored by the Boston Poet Laureate Program and Suffolk University’s Clark Collection of African American Literature.

Rabb Hall

Central Library in Copley Square

700 Boylston Street

Boston, MA 02116

Cost: Free

Audience:        Young Adults (Ages 20-34), Adults, College Students, Seniors, Visitors

 

The William Monroe Trotter Institute for the Study of Black Culture was founded at UMass Boston in 1984 to address the needs and concerns of the black community and communities of color in Boston and Massachusetts through research, technical assistance, and public service.

The institute sponsors public forums and publishes the Trotter Review, a journal of articles addressing current black studies, race, and race relations in the United States and abroad. The institute also publishes research reports and occasional papers on a broad range of topics in the areas of education, employment and training, public health, economic and community development, as well as race relations.

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