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(V) Perceptions of Color #7: The Power in the Pen: Celebrating Black Women in Literature
March 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
Program livestreamed at facebook.com/garlandcountylibrary and youtube.com/garlandcolibrary
Join Marsalis Weatherspoon and his guests for Perceptions of Color, a monthly series that intends to both celebrate and educate about all facets of the African American experience. Weatherspoon, a musician, speaker, and public servant, currently serves as President of the local NAACP branch, Hot Springs Branch #6013.
In March, we celebrate Women’s History Month. In this month’s installment of Perceptions of Color, we explore the contribution Black women have made to literature and to the world. From Phyllis Wheatley to Nikkole Hannah-Jones, we honor the legacy of women who have paved the way in poetry, prose, historiography and investigative journalism.
Special Guest Janis F. Kearney is an author, book publisher, and writing instructor. She was born to southeast Arkansas cotton sharecroppers, attended Gould Public Schools, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville with a B.A. in Journalism. She served nine years as a project manager and public affairs director in Arkansas state government. She served briefly as managing editor for civil rights legend Daisy L. Bates’ historic Arkansas State Press newspaper before purchasing and becoming publisher of the newspaper in 1988, upon Bates’ retirement.