Wednesday, February 28
Hours: 7:30AM - 1AM
- , Special Collections & Archives Research Room (Room 625)
The 1960s and 70s saw a flowering of African-American poetry unprecedented in American literary history. The poets of the Black Arts Movement fused artistic experimentation with political engagement, giving voice to the complexities of the Black experience in the years immediately following the civil rights movement. Unlike previous generations of African-American poets, many of these writers were able to make their work available to the public through Black-owned and operated presses, thus freeing themselves from the editorial control of the white literary establishment. Black publishing outlets such as Dudley Randall’s Broadside Press, Haki Madhubuti’s Third World Press, and many others, allowed for a diversity of voices within the African-American community while also linking individual poets to a larger cultural enterprise.
This exhibit draws on ZSR Special Collections’ extensive holdings to highlight the achievements of both the poets and the people who published them during these pivotal decades in American history.
- –ZSR Library, ZSR 665, Faculty Commons Classroom (6th floor, Wilson Wing)We know that transformative learning is most likely to occur when students are actively engaged. In this workshop, offered on two different dates in two different modalities, participants will learn strategies to minimize the risk of AI-facilitated disengagement while exploring the potential of AI to deepen and extend current levels of engagement. The follow-on clinic will provide further opportunities to design learning activities and assignments that boost engagement.