Contributions of Contemporary African American South Carolina Native Poets

Contributions of Contemporary African American South Carolina Native Poets Presented by Len Lawson. South Carolina is home to several nationally acclaimed African American poets who have left the state to pursue their crafts and careers in stunning fashion. Three South Carolina native poets have gone on to win the National Book Award for Poetry in … Read more

The Power of Black Female Flight in the Neo-Slave Narrative

The Power of Black Female Flight in the Neo-Slave Narrative Presented by Len Lawson. In modern fictionalized narratives on slavery by black authors, black women are given a supernatural ability to transcend time and space in order to alter their genealogies and family trauma. This lecture details such abilities given to black female characters and … Read more

Water as Vehicle and Healing in Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust

Water as Vehicle and Healing in Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust Presented by Len Lawson. The 1991 film Daughters of the Dust was the first to portray the Gullah culture on film to a national audience from St. Helena Island in South Carolina. Water in the film takes on the symbol of flight, migration, and separation … Read more