Celebrating Black Poetry Dial-A-Poem February 1-28 Call 434.979.7151 opt 7 all month long to hear a poem from celebrated Black poets. Virtual Teen Art Gallery February 22-March 2 Charlottesville High School student artwork inspired by poems in the anthology, “African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle & Song”. View the collection: https:// Lift Every Voice: An Evening with Black Poets Myra Anderson, Irene Mathieu & Valencia Robin February 25 from 7-8:30pm Join us for a conversation with local Black poets, Myra Anderson, Irene Mathieu and Valencia Robin about Black poetry and its impact on our families and community. This virtual program can be accessed both by Zoom online and livestream on JMRL’s Facebook page. Sign-up or call 434.979.7151 opt 4. Get Lit: African American Poetry Book Group Tuesday, March 9 from 7-8pm Lift Every Voice: Why African American Poetry Matters, is a national public humanities initiative of Library of America presented in partnership with The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Emerson Collective.

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