From The Center for Black Literature
We wish you and your family a joyous holiday and a happy and healthy New Year.
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The year 2013 was a milestone year for the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, as we celebrated 10 years of honoring the literature of people of the African Diaspora. Then and as we move forward, we continue to partner with organizations such as Brooklyn Public Library, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the Center for Arts and Culture Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, (IRADAC) Graduate Center, City University, and WNYC Radio to present literary programs to the college community and the general public. In March 2015, we held our National Black Writers Conference (NBWC) Biennial Symposium and paid tribute to the life and work of actor and activist Danny Glover. Since 1986, the National Black Writers Conference has honored writers and scholars such as Nobel Prize winners Toni Morrison and Derek Walcott, Sonia Sanchez, Walter Mosley, Nikki Giovanni, Howard Dodson, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Randall Robinson, the late Amiri Baraka, Toni Cade Bambara, and August Wilson; Haki Madhubuti, publisher of Third World Press; scholars Keith Gilyard and Linda Janet Holmes; filmmaker Louis Massiah; actors Tanya Wright, Novella Nelson, and Jeffrey Wright; and Eugene Redmond, Poet Laureate of East St. Louis.
We have also produced inspiring events with several amazing writers and artists including Ta-Nehisi Coates, MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Award recipient; Jacqueline Woodson, National Book Award winner; and best-selling author and award-winning filmmaker M. K. Asante.
The Center for Black Literature’s mission is to expand, broaden, and enrich the public’s knowledge and aesthetic appreciation of the value of Black literature. To support our mission and programming, please make a donation and attend one of our upcoming events. We would like YOU to be a part of it all!
Each year, we ask friends and supporters to contribute at all levels. We are continuously working to raise funds to supplement the costs of our programs, and your support keeps events FREE and /or at a low cost to the public and help toward scholarships to students at Medgar Evers College.
See a listing of events that your donation will support HERE
Current and Recent Fiscal Sponsors of the Center for Black Literature are (partial listing):
The City University of New York, Office of Collaborative Programs
The Ford Foundation
The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
New York Council for the Humanities
New-York Historical Society
New York City Council
New York City Council Member Inez Barron
New York City Council Member Laurie Cumbo
Past Sponsors (partial listing):
Barnes & Noble College Book Sellers
The Ford Foundation
The Independence Community Foundation
JP Morgan CHASE
The Nathan Cummings Foundation
New York State Assemblyman Karim Camara
New York City Council Member Letitia James
New York State Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries
New York State Senator Kevin Parker
New York City Council Member Al Vann
The gift items below are available from the Center for Black Literature:
Books, Publications, and Other Gift Items – while supplies last!
Select your gift from the list by following this link. Donation includes shipping costs for the continental U.S. only. Additional postage will be required for deliveries outside of the continental U.S. Express delivery not available.
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