The Impact of National Emergencies on Black Literature

African American writers participated in a roundtable discussion titled, “Impact of Katrina and 911 on Literature by Black… read more

African American writers participated in a roundtable discussion titled, “Impact of Katrina and 911 on Literature by Black Writers.” They talked about issues of race and class brought out in the response to the disasters, the responsibility of the black community to chronicle such events, and personal and community experiences in the aftermath of the disasters. Following their discussion, panel members responded to questions from the audience.

The Ninth National Black Writers Conference sponsored by the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College. close

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The Impact of National Emergencies on Black Literature

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204741-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
First Aired:
Jul 5, 2008
Last Aired:
Jul 7, 2008

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  • Jul 05, 2008 | 10:27am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 07, 2008 | 5:15am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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