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AC's Creative Mind Lecture Series: Black Renaissance of Pittsburgh

by Joe Wyatt
Published October 24, 2018

The Creative Mind Lecture Series this fall at Amarillo College turns its focus to the Great Migration of African-Americans in early 20th century America, a notable exodus from the rural south to northern cities like Pittsburgh.

Black Renaissance of Pittsburgh will spotlight the significant upsurge in prosperity among African-Americans during this momentous era – in everything from entrepreneurship and sports to, perhaps most significantly, the arts.

 

All four lectures are free and open to the public.

 

The schedule:

Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. – Mikel Patrick Avery, interdisciplinary artist, Chicago

   AC Washington Street Campus, Concert Hall Theater

   “Expressions of Migration: Exploring Creative Methods of Examining History”

 

Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. – Dr. Sandra G. Shannon, professor emerita of American literature, Howard University

   AC Downtown Campus, Bud Joyner Auditorium

   “A Transplant That Did Not Take: The Great Debate on the Great Migration in August Wilson’s American Century Cycle”

 

Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. – Marlin McKay, flugelhornist, jazz recording artist and artist in residence, Kentucky State University

   AC Washington Street Campus, Concert Hall Theater

   “Something to Live For: Musings from the Illustrated Life of Billy Strayhorn”

 

Friday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. – Marlin McKay, jazz recording artist and artist in residence, Kentucky State University

   AC Washington Street Campus, Concert Hall Theater

   “Performance: Strayhorn – A Collection of Compositions by Billy Strayhorn”

 

For more information about the Creative Mind Humanities Lecture Series at Amarillo College, please contact Kristin Edford, instructor of humanities, at 806-371-5205 or visit actx.edu/humanities.

 


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