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Carolyn Lawrence (American, born 1940). Black Children Keep Your Spirits Free, 1972. Acrylic on canvas, 481/2 x 501/2 x 51/4 in. (123 x 128 x 13.5 cm). Courtesy of the artist. © Carolyn Mims Lawrence. (Photo: Michael Tropea)

Brooklyn Talks: A Tribute to Ntozake Shange

Thursday, December 6, 2018

7–9 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

In this special tribute to legendary playwright and poet Ntozake Shange, experience readings by poets Staceyann Chin, Aja Monet, and Simone White, and a performance by Umar Bin Hassan, Baba Donn Babatunde, and Abiodun Oyewole, the founding members of The Last Poets. Hosted by poet, educator, and activist Mahogany L. Browne and presented in conjunction with our special exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power.

This program was originally organized as “Brooklyn Talks: Let the world be a Black Poem,” with Shange headlining the evening.

Tickets are $16 and include Museum admission. Member tickets are $14. Not a Member? Join today!

To request accommodations such as assistive listening devices, American Sign Language interpretation, and open captioning, email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.