Lift Every Voice : African American Poetry from Colonial Times to Today

Sunday, February 11, 2- 4 pm

Lift Every Voice :

African American Poetry from Colonial Times to Today

Exhibit on Display in the Museum
February 11 through March 4, 2018

 

Opening Reception
Sunday, February 11, 2-4 pm

Light refreshments from Studio B Bistro

Free self-guided tours of the House

Live readings of poetry in the House

 

 

Talk by Dr. Cassandra Jackson
Sunday February 25, 4 pm

 

On display in each room of the Trent House Museum are selected poems focusing on the experience and legacy of slavery in America colonial times to the present with brief information about the poet and the historical context for the poem. Featured poets range from Phillis Wheatley, a woman taken into slavery as a child who become a celebrated published poet in the 1700s while remaining enslaved in the household of a Boston merchant, to contemporary poet Terrance Hayes, winner of the 2010 National Book award for Poetry.

 

 

 

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