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Embracing Our Roots with Brittany Delany & Prof. John Wright
February 17 @ 6:00 pm-8:00 pmFree
On Thursday, February 17, 2022, Spoken Word Artist/Arts Educator, Brittany Delaney will join Distinguished Professor Emeritus John S. Wright in a conversation about Dr. Wright’s storied career at the U of M beginning with his leadership of the Morrill Hall takeover in 1969 when he was an undergrad – the event that led to the founding of the African American Studies program.
They will also discuss his role in the acquisition of The Givens Collection of African Literature which holds over 10,000 books, magazines, and pamphlets by or about African Americans, and the performative history of the traveling multimedia “Langston Hughes Project — Ask Your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz” that he created and toured the country with beginning in the 1990s.
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