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Critics’ Roundtable: Writing a Literary History of African American Poetry, 1994 October 1

 File — Digital-Materials: Preservica
Identifier: UA 0017. Series 4. Sub-Series 1. Sub-Group 1

Scope and Content

The Critics' Roundtable, "Writing a Literary History of African American Poetry," was held at the Grafton-Stovall Theatre at James Madison University on Saturday, October 1, 1994 at 9:30 a.m.

Original 1994 Furious Flower Poetry Conference program reads, "As the drum stands at the crossroads of traditional African and African American culture, so the poets stand at the center of the drum providing the cadence, connections and continuity that define their literary history. Panelists on this roundtable will speak on periodicity and identify significant literary movements from the Harlem Renaissance through the Black Arts Movement to hip-hop. In an attempt to provide a valid historical framework for the poetry, panelists will discuss major literary milestones and important poets emerging during the twentieth century. (Eugene Redmond)"

This footage was originally recorded on 3 MII videocassettes.


  • Creation: 1994 October 1


Access Restrictions

Researchers may access digitized archival audiovisual materials in the JMU Special Collections Reading Room by appointment. Digital files may also be requested through the JMU Special Collections Request System.


From the Collection: 17.6 cubic feet (43 boxes, 1 rolled storage container)

Language of Materials

From the Series: English