Mari Evans: An Oral History

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Over two days in March 2013, the Project on the History of Black Writing conducted what would become the last formal interview Mari Evans gave. Alysha Griffin (former HBW Special Projects Coordinator) and Shayn Guillemette (former Graduate Assistant) visited Mari Evans at her residence in Indianapolis, IN. This interview was later transcribed by the Spencer Research Library at the University of Kansas. This unpublished interview served as […]

REMEMBERING DARK AND SPLENDID

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[Jerry W. Ward, Jr.] REMEMBERING DARK AND SPLENDID  (Mari Evans, July 16, 1923-March 10, 2017)   After a zillion sounds, stone-washed clean;   after broadly casting such truths to people;   after taming music into measure of mind;   after making bronze lyrics of ancient black,   you came to return space to origin.   You left a stern, eternal  crystal watch.   You left warning […]