Award-winning writer Angela Jackson will invoke the poetry of the late Carolyn Rodgers to honor her work and contributions to to the Black Arts Movement. Together, Jackson and Rodgers worked with other African American artists during the Civil Rights Movement era to organize cultural and artistic expression in support of struggles for freedom, justice and equality. Angela Jackson will be joined by visual artist and poet Krista Franklin to explore Black Arts, past and present, and freedom dreams in the 21st century. Join us for readings, performances and a special presentation to celebrate the creativity of Rodgers and all Black women artists.
*Blanc Gallery’s current exhibit “Dreams in Jay-Z Minor: New works from Amanda Williams + Krista Franklin” explores the illusion of the Black American Dream and elucidates discussions on Black opulence, excellence and excess.
This program was made possible in part by the generous support of the Joyce Foundation, improving the quality of life in the Great Lakes Region and across the country.
Free and open to the public. For more information please call 312.422.5580. Reserve your spot here.
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