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Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
In this special tribute to legendary playwright and poet Ntozake Shange, experience readings by poets Staceyann Chin, Aja Monet, and Simone White, and a performance by Umar Bin Hassan, Baba Donn Babatunde, and Abiodun Oyewole, the founding members of The Last Poets. Hosted by poet, educator, and activist Mahogany L. Browne and presented in conjunction with our special exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power.
This program was originally organized as “Brooklyn Talks: Let the world be a Black Poem,” with Shange headlining the evening.
To request accommodations such as assistive listening devices, American Sign Language interpretation, and open captioning, email us at [email protected].
Image caption and credit: Carolyn Lawrence (American, born 1940). Black Children Keep Your Spirits Free, 1972. Courtesy of the artist. © Carolyn Mims Lawrence. (Photo: Michael Tropea)