A Treasury of Legacies: Correspondence between Daphne Muse, Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, Barack Obama, Afeni Shakur, the founders of SNCC and other visionaries across the Diaspora from 1958 to 2019

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 3:30pm

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Kaprielian Hall (KAP), KAP 445
3620 South Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90089

American Studies & Ethnicity

Africana Studies Cluster & ASE Commons Present

A Treasury of Legacies: Correspondence between Daphne Muse, Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, Barack Obama, Afeni Shakur, the founders of SNCC and other visionaries across the Diaspora from 1958 to 2019.

Daphne Muse is a writer, educator and cultural broker.  Muse, a veteran of the civil rights organization SNCC, former secretary of the Angela Davis Legal Defense Team (1971-72), Drum and Spear Bookstore manager, and nationally recognized collector of Black life and culture will read from and speak about the Daphne Muse Correspondence Collection.  Containing more than 5000 handwritten and typed letters, the correspondence reflects the vision, thinking and challenges from activists, writers, artists, and world leaders, including Dr. Angela Davis, Shirley Graham Dubois, the Soledad Brothers, the founders of SNCC and Drum and Spear Bookstore, Gwendolyn Brooks, Dr. Walter Rodney, Oprah Winfrey, Alice Walker, Richard Pryor, President Barack Obama and Dr. Francille Rusan Wilson.  The presentation will include a powerpoint of posters, invitations, memorial service programs and other materials related to the collection.

Event Type

Lecture / Talk / Workshop

Audience

Students, Faculty/Staff

Campus

University Park Campus

Tags

diversity, Dornsife, American Studies and Ethnicity

Department
American Studies and Ethnicity
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