February 11, 2010 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Poetry & Rebellion

civil rights poetryperformance poetry directed by Mark Wright

Cultural Eclectic to Perform 100 plus years of Poetry and writings of African Americans.

“Cultural Eclectic” is a performance troupe directed by Mark Wright and features Cheryl Wilkins Mitchell, Carol Charles, Vanessa Johnson, and Tony Brown. They will perform a sampling of selected poetry and verse representing commentary and expressions of the struggles of African Americans fighting for freedom and equality in America. The writings of Paul Laurence Dunbar,  Sonia Sanchez, Langston Hughes, Claude Mckay, James Weldon Johnson, Maya Angelou, Gwendolyn Brooks and some lesser known poets, will show the way they used words to fight for the right to be free and equal. Some were forrunners of the official Civil Rights Movement and some were products of the Movement. The performance will be followed by a discussion. We also invite local poets to come and share their poems and stories.

Free to the Public.