Black Biography Panel

A panel discussion was held on memoirs and biographies of blacks in Nigeria, Harlem, Guyana, Jamaica, and Chicago’s Bronzeville. Topics included the effect of… read more

A panel discussion was held on memoirs and biographies of blacks in Nigeria, Harlem, Guyana, Jamaica, and Chicago’s Bronzeville. Topics included the effect of environment on experience and the validity of the concept of shared cultural experiences. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.

The moderator was Marie Umeh, author of Emerging Perspectives on Flora Mwapa: Critical and Theoretical Essays. The panelists were: Evelyn Bethune, author of Bethune: Out of the Darkness Into the Light of Freedom; Karen Quinones Miller, co-author of Harlem Godfather: The Rap on My Husband, Ellsworth Bumpy Johnson; Selwyn Cudjoe, author of Caribbean Visionary: A.R.F. Webber and the Making of the Guyanese Nation; Staceyann Chin, author of The Other Side of Paradise: A Memoir; and

Haki Madhubuti, author of Yellow Black: The First Twenty-One Years of a Poet’s Life - A Memoir.

“Life Is Short and Wide: Memoir and Biography in the Diaspora” was the 1:30 p.m. EDT program of the 11th annual Harlem Book Fair from the Langston Hughes Auditorium in the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Included in program ID 287796-1. close

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Program ID:
287796-5
Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Forum
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Jul 18, 2009 | 1:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Aug 31, 2009 | 6:05am EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Jul 18, 2009 | 1:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 30, 2009 | 4:11pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 31, 2009 | 6:05am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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