Panel on Literary Activism
Patrick Oliver, Kalamu Ya Salaam, Dorothea Smartt, and Frank Wilderson discussed the use of literature to promote political causes and… read more
Patrick Oliver, Kalamu Ya Salaam, Dorothea Smartt, and Frank Wilderson discussed the use of literature to promote political causes and instigate change and transformation. Louis Reyes Rivera moderated. The panelists also responded to questions from members of the audience.
“The Black Writer as Literary Activist” was part of the Tenth National Black Writers Conference sponsored by the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College at the City University of New York. It was held on the Medgar Evers College Campus in Brooklyn, New York.
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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Salaam, Kalamu ya Co-Director New Orleans Public Schools->Students at the Center
- Smartt, Dorothea Editor Sable Litmag->Poetry
- Wilderson, Frank B. III Assistant Professor University of California, Irvine->African American Studies and Drama
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