Black Women and the Arts in the 21st Century


When: Thursday, February 13 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Mullins Center
Categories: Concert, Cultural-based, Speakers

On February 13, 2014, the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies in conjunction with the Office of the Dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, CMASS, UPC, etc. will be presenting "Black Women and the Arts in the 21st Century: a conversation with Toni Morrison, Bernice Johnson Reagon and Sonia Sanchez." These highly acclaimed artists will engage in an exchange of views on topics such as: the importance of the artist in society, the changing role of the Black female artist and the contribution of the artist in defining what it means to be human in the twenty-first century.

This event, which is part of the annual celebration of Black History Month, will take place from from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the Mullins Center on the campus of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. 

The evening's program also will include musical selections by The New Africa House Ensemble, the Voices of New Africa Choir directed by Evelyn Harris, and a guest performance by composer and saxaphonist Dr. Frederick Tillis.

The event is free and open to the public. For additional information please contact Tricia Loveland at or Shelly Perdomo at

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