Special Program at Blockson Collection Celebrates Marcus Garvey

December 10, 12:30 PM First Floor, Sullivan Hall, 1330 Polett Walk The Marcus Garvey Foundation, a non-profit educational foundation, is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a public event at the Charles L. Blockson Collection, Temple University Libraries, Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 12:30pm. Alongside a special viewing of the historical exhibition, “Marcus Garvey and Global Black History,” the event will feature a number of Honorees and Guest Speakers, including:

– Sonia Sanchez (Poet & Professor Emerita, Temple University)

– Reverend Dr. William Shaw (Pastor, White Rock Baptist Church)

– Barbara Mason (Recording Artist)

– Dr. Tommy Bogger (Historian, Norfolk State University)

– Jamaladeen Tacuma (Musician)

– Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad (Director, Schomburg Center)

– Grachan Moncur (Musician)

The event will also feature:

– Sonia Sanchez presenting an original poem (written for the occasion) in honor of Amy Jacques Garvey

– Special composition honoring Max Roach written and performed by Christopher Acree

To mark its 50th anniversary, the Foundation will also be releasing two new books that day:

– “Marcus Garvey: Jazz, Reggae, Hip Hop and the African Diaspora” (2011)

– “The Marcus Garvey Foundation Presents: New Perspectives on the History of Marcus Garvey and the U.N.I.A.” (2011)


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