Join us in the Special Collections Library from 11:10am-12:00pm Wednesday mornings during this semester for fascinating talks led by faculty, librarians, archivists, and curators. The talks take place weekly in the Special Collections Reading Room on the second floor of the Central & Divinity Libraries building. This event is free and open to the public.
Throughout the 20th century, African American writers consistently gave voice to their experiences through powerful poetry and prose. From the bold voices that came out of the Harlem Renaissance, the courageous words from the Civil Rights Movement, to the unapologetic stories of everyday strife, this outpouring of African American literary talent has left a lasting impact on the landscape of American literature. Join Curator of Special Collections Rachel Lavenda, as she guides you through the stories of the men and women featured in the current Special Collections exhibit celebrating the works of 20th century African American writers.