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This edition: Dr. Brenda M. Greene, Dir., Center for Black Literature, Medgar Evers College; Herb Boyd, author and journalist, Black Writers Conference

Episode Details

Original tape date: March 12, 2012.

First aired: March 19, 2012.

In this edition of African American Legends, Dr. Brown is joined by the Director for the Center of Black Literature at Medgar Evers College/CUNY, Dr. Brenda M. Greene and Author/Journalist Herb Boyd, to discuss the 11th National Black Writer's Conference. They touch on the major themes of the Conference such as the impact of popular culture, politics, migration and the natural environment which all have an effect on the works of Black writers. Also, Dr. Greene discusses the major events of the Conference, the writers and poets who will be either receiving awards or discussing their works, and the workshops that will be made available to young writers and poets who are just starting out.

Guest List

Herb Boyd Author/Journalist

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. Director, Urban Education Policy Center, CUNY Graduate Center.

Dr. Brenda Greene Director, Center for Black Literature, Medgar Evers College/CUNY