Ntozake Shange, poet, playwright, novelist, and performer, said that she “came of age at Barnard.” Throughout her life, with every groundbreaking achievement for which she was recognized with such awards as the Obie and Langston Hughes Medal, she remained politically committed to making spaces in which black women could speak and be heard. When she chose Barnard to house her archive, she said “I just wanted to leave something here so the girls would be able to look at what life at Barnard, as a Black girl, can become for you, and what you can do with what you get from Barnard.” In 2018, she was the inaugural speaker for the Lewis-Ezekoye Distinguished Lecture in Africana Studies. This year, we mourn her passing by dedicating this next gathering under the same title.
(POSTPONED) Celebrating Ntozake Shange - Archive Exhibition/Reception
Monday, April 29, 2019
Altschul Hall - Altschul Atrium
Apr. 29, 2019 - 5:00 PM