David Mills is the author of The Sudden Country, The Dream Detective, and After Mistic (Massachusetts slavery poems). He has received fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Bread Loaf, The American Antiquarian Society, Queens Council on the Arts, Cave Canem, and the Lannan Foundation. He lived in Langston Hughes’ landmark Harlem home for three years and wrote the audio script for MacArthur Genius Award winner Deborah Willis’ curated exhibition: Reflections in Black: 100 Years of Black Photography.
Regina Bernard-Carreño is a graduating pioneer of the African American Studies master’s degree program at Columbia University. She completed her M.Phil and PhD. degrees in Urban Education at CUNY’s Graduate Center. She is now an associate professor of Black and Latino/a Studies at Baruch College, CUNY and Urban Education at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Her most recent book is Say It Loud: Black Studies, Its Students, and Racialized Collegiate Culture.
David Mills – Slave Poems
Candacy Taylor – The Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America
Maisy Card, author of These Ghosts Are Family, talks with Regina Bernard
Shades of Truth Theatre presents MLK: If I Had Sneezed, featuring producer / director Michael Green
Funding is provided in part from NYS Education Department’s Special Legislative Grant from Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry and the Library Action Committee of Corona-East Elmhurst.