Reading/Lecture by Prize-Winning Poet Amaud Jamaul Johnson
Award-winning poet Amaud Jamaul Johnson will give a reading from, and a talk about, his work at the College of Charleston, April 6th at 7pm at the Education Center (room 118). Born and raised in Compton, California, Johnson was educated at Howard University and Cornell. His debut collection, Red Summer (2006), examines the infamous race riots of 1919. His daring new collection, Darktown Follies, responds to Black Vaudeville, specifically the personal and professional challenges African American variety performers faced in the early twentieth century. Free. Sponsored by the College’s African American Studies program and the Department of English.