African American poets
Subject Source: Fast
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
File — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents Raoul Abdul lectured at the University of Connecticut's Black Experience in the Arts course a total of 17 times between 1973 to 1988. Abdul's 90 minute lecture in 1975 introduced students to his career history and to the musicians and performers that influenced him, including Chevalier de Saint-Georges, the first classical composer of African ancestry; violin virtuoso George Bridgetower; and Black singers such as Roland Hayes and Paul Robeson. His lecture concluded with a...
Dates: 1973 - 1988
Scope and Contents Lecture notes, transcriptions of lectures and interviews, and over three hundred audio recordings associated with a University of Connecticut School of Fine Arts course, "Black Experience in the Arts." The course's instructors included professors James Eversole, Hale Smith, Edward O'Connor, Leon Bailey, and Carlton Molette. The records, particularly the audio recordings, document the contributions of black artists of the time period and the power of art as a mechanism for social change and...
Dates: 1970 - 1994
Abstract The collection contains the papers of Marilyn Nelson, author of several books of poetry and formercurrent Poet Laureate for the State of Connecticut.
Abstract Handwritten manuscripts, notebooks, letters, typed transcriptions of poetry, prose and a play for voices, by Allen Polite, writer and artist affiliated with the Black Arts Movement. Published works of Allen Polite's poetry, and transcriptions, produced by his widow Helene Polite can be found throughout.