Augusta Baker Lecture featuring Zetta Elliott.
‘Sometimes the Axe Is the Cure': Poetry as Balm and Blade in the Black Lives Matter Era"
June Jordan believed the Black poet was tasked with rallying the spirit of her people, which was under continuous assault in a White supremacist society. In this talk, Zetta Elliott will invoke the mentor poets found in SAY HER NAME as she explores the tradition of using verse to heal the wounded, call out corruption, and testify to the remarkable resilience of Black people.
The second annual Augusta Baker Lecture, presented in partnership with Richland Library as part of the Baker’s Dozen Storytelling Festival. Each year’s lecture features those in library, children’s literature and storytelling professions who espouse Baker’s advocacy for equity, social justice and diverse literature. The event is supported by the Augusta Baker Endowed Chair, the South Carolina Center for Community Literacy, Richland Library and the School of Information Science.
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