|Student viewing & listening to Gwendolyn Brooks poem at exhibit|
Yesterday, September 6, we coordinated an audio exhibit focusing on 10 Key African American poems. By "key," we meant that the poems are considered canonical or have appeared in dozens of anthologies featuring verse over the decades.
“We Real Cool” By Gwendolyn Brooks
“a song in the front yard” By Gwendolyn Brooks
“kitchenette building” By Gwendolyn Brooks
“Frederick Douglass” By Robert Hayden
“Those Winter Sundays” By Robert Hayden
“The Negro Speaks of Rivers” by Langston Hughes
"I, Too” by Langston Hughes
“If We Must Die” by Claude McKay
“For My People” by Margaret Walker
“On Being Brought From Africa to America” by Phillis Wheatley
We will coordinate additional exhibits in the future with additional "key" poems.
Marking up Robert Hayden's "Frederick Douglass"
"We Real Cool" & "For My People" First Appeared in Poetry Mag.
The Journey of Margaret Walker's "For My People"
Teleportation & Hughes's "Negro Speaks of Rivers": An Afrofuturist Reading