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Acts, Facts, and Artifacts: The Stuff of Black Culture

26
September
Lecture

Speaker

Kevin Young / Herman Beavers

5:00 pm

Lightbox Film Center, International House Philadelphia
3701 Chestnut St

The Wolf Humanities Center's yearlong program on Stuff kicks off with Kevin Young, award-winning poet, New Yorker editor, author of the bestselling Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts and Fake News, and Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Dr. Young will read a piece of his recent work and then join Prof. Herman Beavers of Penn’s English and Africana Studies departments for an in-depth conversation about the varied material forms of African American culture and the challenges of preserving them. Book signing to follow.

 

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Hosted by the Wolf Humanities Center. Cosponsored by the Departments of Africana Studies and English and the Center for Africana Studies.