Theme: Black History in History and Memory.
The I. P Stanback Museum and Planetarium will feature Dr. Yvonne Sims, Associate Professor in the Department of English and Communications, in the second of three public colloquia celebrating over 250 years of African American poetry. The event begins at 5:00 PM EDT on October 22, and will be delivered via Zoom and streamed live on Facebook.
The second of four planned public events, the theme for the evening will be Black Experience in History and Memory. Dr. Yvonne Sims is the author of the groundbreaking Women of Blaxploitation, the first full-length study of the importance and influence of Black action film heroines in American culture. She regularly teaches courses on Black American literature, film studies, and popular culture. Her talk will highlight the enduring value of the acclaimed Gwendolyn Brooks, one of the most consequential Black poets in American history. The evening will also feature presentations by students and contributors reading poetry of their own and by others
Contact: Davion Petty