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African American Librarianship: Research and Resources : Lift Every Voice: The Spoken Word at the Academic Libraries

African American Librarianship: Research and Resources

Lift Every Voice: The Spoken Word at the Academic Libraries

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Lift Every Voice: The Spoken Word at the Academic Libraries

 

Teaching and Learning across an Interdisciplinary focus on Poetry in Higher Education from the PDWIs to HBCUS. 

How is poetry introduced to the college and university community?

How do academic libraries plan a role in helping to support and foster Spoken Word of Poetry throughout its campuses?

  • Appreciating the Craft- of speaking words- thoughts- actions- voices- messages- Negro Spirituals- the enslaved sung songs that were poetry in the motion... words in the making on how to escape, what is going on the plantation, what was going on with family members. Rap music, Hip Hop Music, County music- Rock music, Jazz and Blues music- words- thoughts- actions-voices- messages

 

  • Spoken Word in the Academic Libraries- Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Predominantly White Institutions (PDWIs)

 

  • The academic world of TEACHING: Department of Languages and Communications- Creative writing classes, Speech classes, - these are core classes that all students must take to fulfill their curriculum requirements to graduate

 

 

 

  • Public Domain- the material is now in the public domain and does not have a copyright- 70 years after the death of the author- public domain

 

 

  • Libraries- Coffee shops, space, public events room, great sound, seats 100 plus people. PVAMU- Thursday nights- Spoken Word in the Jazzman Cafe

 

  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration; Student Organizations, NAACP, Fraternities and Sororities, Honor Clubs, College OR School organizations

 

HBCU poetry tour to inspire, uplift others >> https://theundefeated.com/features/spoken-word-artist-j-ivy-joins-hbcu-poetry-tour-to-inspire-uplift-others/

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