During Black History Month, this event honors Mari Evans, a significant figure in the Black Arts Movement. The evening will begin with a reception and readings of her poems by students. Black Arts Movement scholars will participate in a panel on the multi-faceted aspects of Evans’ practice as a poet, educator, musician, activist, and author, followed by a question-and-answer session.
A major figure in the Black Arts Movement, Evans wrote books of poetry, including “A Dark and Splendid Mass,” “I Am a Black Woman,” and “Where Is All the Music?” Her books for children include “Dear Corinne, Tell Somebody! Love, Annie: A Book about Secrets” and “Singing Black: Alternative Nursery Rhymes for Children.”