Brooklyn Museum to Welcome Sonia Sanchez and Bernice Johnson Reagon for CIVIL RIGHTS IN CONVERSATION AND SONG, 3/13
On Thursday, March 13 at 7 p.m., the Brooklyn Museum presents In Conversation and Song featuring poet Sonia Sanchez and musician Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon as they talk about their experience as activists and share words and music from the Civil Rights Movement. The special evening is presented in celebration of the opening week of the exhibition Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties, on view March 7 through July 6, 2014.
Tickets are $20, include Museum general admission, and can be purchased at www.museumtix.com. Free for Museum Members.
Sonia Sanchez is the author of more than 20 books including Homecoming (1969), We a BadddDDD People (1970), A Blues Book for Blue Black Magical Women (1974), Homegirls & Handgrenades (1984), Wounded in the House of a Friend (1995), and Morning Haiku (2010). Sanchez has lectured at over 500 universities and colleges in the United States and in December 2011, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter selected Sanchez as Philadelphia's first Poet Laureate. The recipient of numerous awards, among them the National Endowment for the Arts Award, a 1985 American Book Award for Homegirls & Handgrenades, and the Pew Fellowship in the Arts for her outstanding literary achievement, Sanchez currently holds the Laura Carnell Chair in English at Temple University.