“Black History Through Poetry” is a lively lecture on 20th century black history through poetry. Scholar Erika Gault performs portions of her award-winning slam poems regarding seldom discussed moments in African American history. The dynamic presentation will unpack our understanding of events like the Tulsa Race Riots and its impact on the American story as a whole.
This is a multimedia presentation, filled with poems, songs and stories taken from my co-authored stage play entitled Ain’t She Brave. Ain’t She Brave has been described by NYTheatreNow as a “powerful and intelligent celebration of black women in America …rich with beautifully playful language that tugs at the seams of American history.” This presentation offers a fascinating trek through 20th century American black history.