Poets Respond to Race Written by admin on September 1, 2019

After the cases of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice became mainstream media, the co-founders Al Black and Len Lawson planned to visit various cities in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. The purpose was to use their poetry abilities and networking among the Southern arts community to hold poetry readings and engage audiences in tough conversations about race.
Following the Walter Scott case, the shooting of the Charleston 9, and the removal of the confederate flag from the SC State House, the vision of the tour magnified into a poetry anthology, town hall meetings, and collaborations with other activists and arts advocacy organizations.
September 21, 2019 1:30 pm Saturday Troubadour Stage