African American Theatre dramaturgy and accessing African American history and culture

When:  Feb 25, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM (ET)
Associated with  New York
In conversation with A. J. Muhammad of NYPL & TFTT,  & Cecily of Umbra Search
When:  Thursday February 25, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM (ET)
Join us for a conversation with librarian and dramaturg A. J. Muhammad.  A. J. will discuss how he uses NYPL collections to assist artists with dramaturgical research which includes developing new content across platforms, and how a curator preserves and makes accessible African American history in the performance arts.

A. J. Muhammad, Librarian in the NYPL Schomburg Center's Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division.  A. J. is also one of the organizers of the The Fire This Time Festival, which provides a platform for talented early-career playwrights of African and African American descent to explore challenging new directions for 21st century theater. 

Cecily Marcus is Principal Investigator at Umbra Search, and Givens Collection of African American Literature Curator, University of Minnesota Libraries.  Umbra Search African American History makes African American history more broadly accessible through a freely available widget and search tool, umbrasearch.org.

Organized and moderated by Clara Cabrera, SLA NY Events Coordinator.
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