For My People: A Musical & Poetic Tribute to Elizabeth Catlett
Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 6:00 PM (EST)
New York, NY
Inspired by the Civil Rights era, the late Elizabeth Catlett became one of the world’s most treasured artists of the 20th century— defining the courage, hope and beauty of African-American life in America. Join notable scholars, poets and artists remembering her life and contributions!
This event is presented in collaboration with African Voices and related to the exhibition Cover to Cover, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of African Voices magazine. Photo essays and other archival pieces will give viewers a historical perspective on black art and literature featured in African Voices.
When & Where
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research unit of The New York Public Library, is one of the world's leading research facilities devoted to the preservation of materials on the global African and African diasporan experiences. A focal point of Harlem's cultural life, the Center sponsors programs and events that illuminate and illustrate the richness of black history and culture.
Each Friday in February, we’ll spotlight a special item from the collection. This year, we're taking inspiration from our brand new exhibition, Motown: The Truth Is A Hit with a music theme. Learn fascinating Black History Month facts and be entered to win tickets to Motown: The Musical on Broadway! Sign up here
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