Time: February 23, 2011 from 6pm to 7pm
Location: The Historical Society of Philadelphia
Street: 1300 Locust Street
City/Town: Philadelphia, PA 19107
Website or Map: http://www.hsp.org
Event Type: panel, discussion
Organized By: Historical Society of Philadelphia
Latest Activity: Jan 28, 2011
A Panel Discussion with:
Lena Ampadu – Professor of English and former Director of African and African American Studies Program at Towson University. Ampadu’s specialty is oral traditions in African and African American women’s novels. She has lectured on the Poetic Voice of Frances E.W. Harper and the Prose, Poetics, and Politics of Frances E. W. Harper.
Melba Joyce Boyd – Distinguished Professor and Chair of Africana Studies at Wayne State University. She is the author of thirteen books, including Discarded Legacy: Politics and Poetics in the Life of Frances E. W. Harper, 1825-1911, the only book of criticism available on Frances E.W. Harper.
Sonia Sanchez – Author of more than a dozen books of poetry, including Shake Loose My Skin: New and Selected Poems. Sanchez was the first Presidential Fellow at Temple University, where she began teaching in 1977, and held the Laura Carnell Chair in English there until her retirement in 1999. She has taught and lectured around the world and embodies in her life and work the legacy of Frances E.W. Harper.