African American Museum in Philadelphia, Art Sanctuary & Moonstone Arts Center present
Remembering Gwendolyn Brooks
African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Free with Reduced Museum Admission of $5.00
Sunday October 29th, 2017
Poet, educator, and social activist Gwendolyn Brooks was a singular force in American culture. The first black woman to be named United States poet laureate, Brook’s poetry, fiction, and social commentary shed light on the beauty of humanity, the distinct qualities of black life and community, and the destructive effects of racism, sexism, and class inequality.
2pm – Readings from We Real Cool: Philadelphia Celebrates Gwendolyn Brooks
3:30pm – An informal discussion honoring Gwendolyn Brooks on her centennial with Herman Beavers, Margo Natalie Crawford, Sonia Sanchez, Lamont B. Steptoe