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This art installation/music performance is inspired by the painted works of Floyd D. Tunson and Pulitzer Prize-winning Yusef Komunyakaa!
Lawrence Ferlinghetti (March 24, 1919-February 22, 2021) was an American poet, painter, social activist, and the co-founder of San Francisco’s City Lights Booksellers & Publishers. He was the author of poetry, translations, fiction, theatre, art criticism, and film narration.
McCalla’s Haitian influences richly intersect with American folk music, just as Hughes unified Black speech with stunning poetry
Episode four of the Mighty SONG Writers video series
“I thought about Emmett Till, and I couldn’t go back [to the back of the bus].” – Rosa Parks