Social Justice and The Black Music Experience through Children’s Literature

Join us for a discussion with Carole Boston Weatherford, award-winning-author, tomorrow, Friday March 31, at Peabody Library in the Fireside Reading Room, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

In partnership with the National Museum of African American Music, this event will feature a discussion with Boston Weatherford facilitated by Alice Randall, writer-in-residence at VU, about children’s literature, Black music, and the social justice movement. Refreshments will be served.

About Carole Boston Weatherford

Carole Boston Weatherford, author of R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul and A Song for the Unsung: Bayard Rustin, the Man Behind the 1963 March on Washington, is the recipient of Caldecott, Newberry, Coretta Scott King, and other prestigious awards in children’s literature.

About Alice Randall

Alice Randall, Writer in Residence for African American and Diaspora Studies, is the author of four published novels and has produced screenplays and the groundbreaking Ada’s App. Randall is also an award-winning songwriter.

Paid parking is available at
Wesley Place Garage, 1963 Scarritt Pl.
Nashville, TN 37203
($3.50 per hour)

This event is sponsored by the Arts, Discovery, and Innovation grant to support faculty and staff research collaborations with the National Museum of African American Music. Partners include the Office of the Provost, African American & Diaspora Studies, the Wilson Music Library, Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries, and the Department of Teaching and Learning of Peabody College.

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