Parks-King Lecture, Niebuhr Lecture Hall on Sterling Divinity Quadrangle, 409 Prospect Str

Parks-King Lecture, Niebuhr Lecture Hall on Sterling Divinity Quadrangle, 409 Prospect Str
Date: 
Mon, 01/23/2012 - 5:30pm

Elizabeth Alexander, the Thomas E. Donnelley Professor of African American Studies and professor of American Studies and English at Yale University, will deliver the 2011-2012 Parks-King lecture on Monday, Jan. 23, 5:30 - 6:30 pm in Niebuhr Hall, followed by a reception.  The topic of her lecture is "African American Poetry as the Sacred Word." The annual lecture is intended to bring the contributions of African American scholars, social theorists, pastors, and social activists to YDS and to the wider NewHaven community. Alexander was selected to compose and read an original poem at the inauguration of President Barack Obama, becoming just the fourth poet in modern American history to read at a presidential swearing-in ceremony.  
 
Event is free and open to the public, and so please feel free to extend an invitation to others who may be interested. 

For questions, please call the Yale Divinity School at (203) 432-3871.

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