Ebony Visions and Cowrie Shell Dreams
February 1 @ 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM PST
Join BSC Elder in Residence Ms. Daphne Muse, Cheryl and Wade Hudson, Krystalynne Sanders Diggs, Dr. Ajuan Mance, and moderator Professor Leigh Raiford for a conversation on the legacy of Black children’s literature and the writers who continue telling stories that tap into the imagination and pay homage to Black futures. The panel will harvest the legacy of Black children’s literature classics and raise the voices of 21st century writers who continue to engage in the centuries old art of telling the stories of lives lived and sharing poems that tap into the imagination, intellect, and curiosities that abound in the minds of our young people. And to lift the voices of Black writers beyond the chains of censorship and banning. The dialogue will launch Black History Month lifting the voices of those who contributed to this literature across time and honoring the work the panelists bring forward.