Lift Every Voice

Thursday, September 17 - 6:30 PM

Join us for the launch of Lift Every Voice, a nationwide celebration of the 250-year-long African American poetic tradition, hosted by the Schomburg Center in partnership with Library of America.   Find more information and register to attend here.

The celebration is anchored by the publication of the anthology, African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song, edited by poet and Schomburg Center Director Kevin Young.

Participants include: Jericho Brown, DéLana R.A. Dameron, Toi Derricotte, Nikky Finney, Joanne V. Gabbin, Patricia Spears Jones, Tyehimba Jess, Elizabeth Alexander, Jessica Care Moore, Phylicia Rashad, Sonia Sanchez, Danez Smith, Afaa Michael Weaver, Kamasi Washington, and Mahershala Ali


201 E. Market Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Event Type


Jefferson-Madison Regional Library

Date / Time

Thursday, September 17, 2020
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM