Monday, October 19, 2009

Ethel Smith and Ruby Dee

Ethel Smith provides the following report on her recent visit to Virginia Tech: "October 12th at Virginia Tech, Poet and Distinguished Professor Nikki Giovanni led more than 12 acclaimed artists in the reading of 100 of the best African American poems, which will be a book, CD, and DVD. But it was the amazing and acclaimed Ruby Dee reading poems by Gwendolyn Brooks who made us all feel bigger and better than we were. Other noted artists included Virginia Fowler, Joanne Gabbin, Val Ward Gray, Novella Nelson, and Ethel Morgan Smith. The event ended with the group singing "We Real Cool" by Gwendolyn Brooks led by Ruby Dee."

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