In honor of Black History Monday, our next poetry class, on Thursday, February 25, will feature black poets. Discussion will be led by Michael Joseph. All peers are invited to this class, even if you did not register for the class.
There are two sessions, one from 1:20-2:30 and the second from 3-4 PM. Both use the same meeting ID and passcode, also found on the Peer Learning calendar:
Meeting ID: 883 0948 5416
Even if you are not able to join the class, you may wish to read the attached poems.
Meeting 6 – Feb. 25, 2021
This week’s eight poems were selected from Black poets to celebrate Black History Month. I hope that you will seek out other poems by these authors, since you will find a wealth of subjects in their work.
Please listen to:
“Lift Every Voice and Sing” (1900) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NZ6aftOorE
By the brothers James Weldon Johnson and John Rosamond Johnson. (https://www.naacp.org/naacp- history-lift-evry-voice-and-sing/)
The hymn is known as the Black National Anthem, but it’s also a history lesson, a rallying cry, a pledge of unity, and an ever-present refrain as people gather to fight for equality and justice.