National Poetry Month: Tribute to Sterling Brown

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

National Poetry Month: Tribute to Sterling Brown

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

Sterling BrownSterling Allen Brown was an African-American professor, author of works on folklore, poet, and literary critic. He studied chiefly black culture of the Southern United States and was a full professor at Howard University for most of his career.

This program will look back on the life and works of Sterling Brown and his contributions as a prominent D.C.-area poet. Panel members include E. Ethelbert Miller from Howard University, Joanne Gabbin from James Madison University, and James Early from the Smithsonian Institution.

The program will include an audience Q&A followed by a meet-and-greet with the panel members.