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

Date: 
September 26, 2018 5:00 PM
Title: 
Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and Poetry Editor of the New Yorker.
Title: 
Professor of English and Africana Studies
Affiliation: 
University of Pennsylvania
Location: 
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.
Register here.