Langston Hughes and Friends: Black Lives Mattered, and How!
Featuring MaryLouise Patterson, Co-Editor of “Letters from Langston”
with a special performance by David Mills as Langston Hughes
Thursday, March 9, 2017
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Edison O. Jackson Auditorium
1638 Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11225
Free & Open to the public.
As part of the 2017 Black History Month celebration, “Black Lives Matter Then and Now: History, Culture, Power and Transformation,” The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College presents a conversation and reading with Dr. MaryLouise Patterson, author of Letters from Langston: From the Harlem Renaissance to the Red Scare and Beyond.
The program “Langston Hughes and Friends: Black Lives Mattered, and How!” will focus on the importance of studying the history of struggle, the need for guiding principles and ideas that come out of struggle and study, the importance of discipline, integrity, respect for one another—all of which have been integral to the struggle of African-Americans. The program features a discussion and book signing with Dr. Patterson, and a performance by author and poet David Mills.