Alfred Banks has been described as “spitting urban country consciousness,” and Marco Pavé has been called “a millenial Muslim from Memphis.” CSAS is proud to be a stop on the River Kings 2.0 tour, which spans from New Orleans to Brooklyn. Marco conducts workshops around the country on hip-hop and social justice and has delivered a compelling TED talk advocating greater support for the arts. Formerly known as Lyriqs da Lyraciss, Alfred was nominated by OffBeat Magazine as Best Emergent Artist of 2016. Calling all woke folks for this important show!
William Sturkey’s talk “The Jewel of the Delta” will highlight the history of Mound Bayou, Mississippi in the national black media during the era of Jim Crow. Controlled and inhabited exclusively by African Americans, Mound Bayou played a distinct role in the African American imagination for over six decades as an example of black educational and economic achievement. This talk will unfold the history of Mound Bayou in black public life across three distinct stages, exploring why the town mattered so much and examining Mound Bayou’s crucial role in facilitating coverage of the most explosive lynching story in American history and the early Civil Rights Movement.
This talk is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. RSVPs to firstname.lastname@example.org are appreciated but not required.
Our current art exhibit of Keith Knight’s political cartoons will be featured as part of Arts Everywhere Day, a campus-wide celebration of the arts in daily life. The core principles of the event are
- The arts are for everyone.
- Every space can be a creative space.
- The arts create and share new meaning.
- Curiosity and discovery enrich daily life.
Join us from 1:00-3:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.
Music on the Porch: Lenard D. Moore & University of Mount Olive Jazz Band, Thurs, April 6 at 5:30 pm
Join us at the Center for an inspirational evening of poetry and jazz! The University of Mount Olive Jazz Band, directed by Dr. William Ford, will perform classic jazz standards. Discover the essentials of jazz music improvisation and techniques combined with the poetic voice as a jazz instrument.
Poet, essayist, and playwright Lenard D. Moore is Associate Professor of English at the University of Mount Olive. He was the first African American President of the Haiku Society of America. Moore founded the Carolina African American Writers Collective, and was co-founder of Washington Street Writers Group. He received the North Carolina Award for Public Literature in 2014 and his work has been featured in Southern Cultures.
This show is free and open to the public. Bring a picnic blanket and stay for a while!