dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
16 november 1968 & toward a black university conference @hu take 3

16 november 1968 & toward a black university conference @hu take 3

#OTD 15 November 1968 The Toward a Black University Conference was in full swing at Howard University.

There was a wealth of artists, activists and scholars in attendance, including:

African Heritage Dancers and Drummers
The Bel-Aires
Walter Birdsong
Sterling Brown
Stokely Carmichael
Harold Cruse
David Eaton
Hilton Felton
Felton and His Comrades
LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka)
Maulana Karenga
Don L. Lee (Haki Madhubuti)
Patricia Lily
Rhody McCoy
Gaston Neal
Sonia Sanchez

The photograph above, from the Sterling Brown Night tribute, includes LeRoi Jones, Don L. Lee and Gaston Neal.

Your comments are welcome below. Did you, family members or neighbors attend the Sterling Brown night? What do you remember? Do you have photographs or a program? Do you have photographs fo the Men’s Gym? Who were you favorite poets in 1968? What were your favorite poems in 1968? Do you recognize the other persons in the photo? You may comment privately here.

Photo source: Courtesy Moorland Spingarn Research Center, Howard University.
Staff, Hilltop, "The Hilltop 11-22-1968" (1968). The Hilltop: 1960-70. 185.
https://dh.howard.edu/hilltop_196070/185

17 November 1968 & james porter offers adult class on african background in art @universalist national memorial church

17 November 1968 & james porter offers adult class on african background in art @universalist national memorial church

15 november 1968 & towards a black university conference concert @hughes memorial umc

15 november 1968 & towards a black university conference concert @hughes memorial umc