Writing and Celebrating in the African American Tradition

Writing and Celebrating in the African American Tradition

Monday, November 26, 2012 . 7:30PM
Nolan Williams, Jr.
Nolan Williams, Jr. photo courtesy of NEWorks Productions
Principal People: 

Composer and conductor Nolan Williams, Jr.

UMD Professor of Anthropology; Affiliate Professor, Behavioral and Community Health Tony Whitehead

UMD Associate Professor of American Studies Psyche Williams-Forson

Executive Chef, Clyde’s of Gallery Place Kenneth F. Clay

Moderator Kojo Nnamdi

Event Attributes

Join us for a conversation about Christmas and holiday traditions in communities of the African Diaspora.

This Creative Dialogue is held in conjunction with the presentation of “Christmas Gift!”, an original Nolan Williams, Jr./NEWorks production featuring new and traditional yuletide music and dramatic readings.

This family- and community-oriented event draws its inspiration from the first compilation of African American Christmas themed literature, Christmas Gif': An Anthology of Christmas Poems, Songs, and Stories, which was published in 1963.