Project on the History of Black Writing (HBW) Look Back Series—Featuring Eugene Redmond

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[By Goyland Williams] From Kwansabas and invocations, to documenting nearly 100,000 photographs, Eugene B. Redmond has been a force in the black artistic, cultural, and literary world. As poet laureate of East St. Louis, Redmond continues his role as a cultural icon of the city. His most influential and prominent work Drumvoices: The Mission of Afro-American Poetry: A Critical History, documents and captures the history […]

Project on the History of Black Writing (HBW) Look Back Series—Featuring Jerry W. Ward

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[By: Goyland Williams] Featuring literary critic, poet, and scholar Jerry W. Ward, Jr. is not an easy task. Ward’s career spans more than 40 years at both Tougaloo College and Dillard University. His list of accomplishments and service in the field of African American Literature are expansive as they are impressive. As part of our looking back series, the Project on the History of Black […]

HBW Celebrates 30 Years!!!

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[By Goyland Williams] In HBW’s 30 year history, there have been a series of distinguished lectures, institutes, workshops, and scholars, who have contributed much to the advancement of African American Literature and Culture. The voices and faces that you will see and hear, are a testament to the quality of work and outreach that the Project on the History of Black Writing is committed to. […]