Journal of Sojourner Truth

THU, APR 17, 2008 (41:04)

Lita Hooper is joined by other academicians to read from her poem, The Journal of Sojourner Truth. The poem is based on The Narrative of Sojourner Truth by Olive Gilbert, and brings to life a woman’s journey from slavery to freedom.

+ BIO: Lita Hooper

Lita Hooper is a poet, photographer, film producer and educator. Her work has appeared in several anthologies, including Crux: Conversations in Words and Images from South Africa to South USA, The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South, Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem First Decade, Role Call: A Generational Anthology of Social and Political Black Literature and Art, and Tempu Tumpu/walking Naked: African Women’s Poetic Self-portrait. She is the author of two chapbooks, Legacy and The Journal of Sojourner Truth, and a critical biography, Art of Work: The Art and Work of Haki Madhubuti. Her work has also been published in online and print journals and magazines, including poetrymidwest, Drumvoices Revue, Essence Magazine and Pluck!

+ BIO: Shawn L. Williams

Shawn L. Williams has been an educator for 15 years, having taught students from the primary grades to the graduate level. He has taught courses in English composition, English literature, education, and African American studies at Clark Atlanta University, Morris Brown College, and Atlanta Metropolitan College.

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