Posts Categorized: 2011

The Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar


AFRICAN AMERICAN MASTERPIECE SERIES, October 30, 2011: “The Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar”,  featuring Dr. Dorothy L. W. Smith reciting selected poems of this Nineteenth and early Twentieth Century poet, who was the first African American professional poet. Both Standard English and Dialect poems are included in the readings, such as “Sympathy,” Ode to Ethiopia,” …

And Still I Rise


AFRICAN AMERICAN MASTERPIECE SERIES, November 19, 2011: “And Still I Rise,” Featuring Grandison Phelps III, who performed works of renowned African American poets Richard Wright, Maya Angelou, and others, accompanied by live music from Phelps and local San Diego artists, including the songs, “Summertime.” “A Change Is Gonna Come,” and “Strange Fruit.”