Word Sounds and Power: Poem for the Living
In celebration of Black History Month, all Golden Flash alumni are invited to join us on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Kent State University Museum for "Word Sounds and Power: Poem for the Living." This will be a multimedia exploration of the poignant personal story of poet Mwatabu S. Okantah, ’76, interim chair of the Department of Africana Studies, as he tells the story of self-discovery, healing and transformation rendered in original music and poetry set to music. Tameka Ellington, Ph.D., ’99, ’11, co-curator of the museum’s "TEXTURES: the history and art of Black hair" exhibit, will lead a short discussion with Okantah following the performance.
This event will be livestreamed for those unable to physically attend. Following the program, in-person guests can enjoy a dessert reception and browse the "TEXTURES: the history and art of Black hair" exhibit.