P. Gabrielle Foreman, Glenis Redmond and Jonathan Green with Malika Pryor-Martin: Potted Poems: Praise Songs for Dave the Potter
Thu, Nov 9 at 12pm
David Drake, an enslaved man in South Carolina (born around 1801), is recognised as one of the United States’ most accomplished potters, with work displayed in museums and galleries across the nation. Uniquely, his jars contain eloquent inscriptions and poems, flaunting his literacy, prohibited among enslaved people. In conversation with Malika Pryor-Martin, International African American Museum Chief Learning & Engagement Officer, P. Gabrielle Foreman focuses on David Drake’s legacy as a writer, and internationally celebrated visual artist Jonathan Green with Greenville’s first poet laureate Glenis Redmond reveal how their creativity has been inspired by David Drake. P. Gabrielle Foreman is a MacArthur Genius Award winner and an endowed professor of English, African American Studies, and History at Penn State University.
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