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Virtual: Lift Every Voice: Special Collections Presents African American Poetry
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Join archivists from Special Collections at the University of Arkansas in a video exploration of selections from their African American poetry collections. Highlights include poems by John Paul Dunbar and Langston Hughes set to music by Florence Beatrice Price Smith, selections of modernist Black poetry that influenced jazz musician John Stubblefield, and an anthology of poetry published by the Works Progress Administration in 1937.
A link will be posted via https://www.facebook.com/FayettevillePublicLibrary at the time of the event. After watching one (or more!) of the videos, use the FPL Facebook page to ask an archivist any questions you might have about the works that were highlighted.
This program is part of Lift Every Voice: Why African American Poetry Matters, a national public humanities initiative of Library of America presented in partnership with The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Emerson Collective.