Dear Essex: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Essex Hemphill

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Date & Time: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Suggested Audiences: Adult
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Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
101 Auburn Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
Cost: 0.00
Description: The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with The Counter Narrative Project will host a community discussion Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Essex Hemphill. Essex Hemphill (April 16, 1957  November 4, 1995) was a black gay poet, essayist, editor, activist, and visionary. His brilliant writings put the stunning rage and revolutionary desires of a generation of black gay men into words. So many of us were transformed and politicized through reading his work. In some of the darkest moments of our movement history, he taught us how to resist. He inspired us to dream. The Counter Narrative Project was founded as a love letter to Essex Hemphill. His poetry is the foundation in which our work rests. Join us as we celebrate our brother Essex Hemphill on his birthday. We will have special guests reading his poems, fellowship, and community.
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Phone: 404-613-4001
Entered by: Auburn Avenue Research Library Program

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