Sat 8/15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EDT
The second session exploring The Spirit of the Black Men’s Gathering will focus on the arts, honoring Robert Hayden, Bahá’í and US Poet Laureate (Library of Congress). This session will include contributions from writers Dr. Derik Smith and Patrick Patillo, musicians Roger Hogan and Oluyemi Thomas, and photographer Donald Camp.
Moderating: Dr. William (Billy) Roberts
Panelists: Patrick Patillo, poet and son-in-law to Robert Hayden
Dr. Derik Smith, Professor Claremont Colleges and author of Robert Hayden in Verse
Donald Camp, Guggenheim, Pew and National Endowment for the Arts award winning photographer
The recorded music of Oluyemi Thomas, American saxophonist and Roger Hogan, Jazz saxophonist