ICYMI: The Last Week in Black Writing and Culture (2/7-2/12)

Thursday marked the 26th anniversary since Nelson Mandela was released from a South African prison. On February 11, 1990, Mandela was set free after spending 27 years behind bars.

In honor of Black History Month, the New York Times is releasing rare, unpublished photos of moments in black history from its archive throughout February.

The Washington Post recommended the following three Best Poetry Books for February: Kevin Young’s Blue Laws, Dana Gioia’s 99 Poems: New & Selected, and Jennifer Grotz’s Window Left Open.

#BlackLivesMatter has swept the nation by storm, but before there was Black Twitter there was the Defender. 

As part of the Huffington Post’s “Black Future Series,” Benjamin Ndugga-Kabuye, in an interview, sheds light on the black immigrant narrative.

Check out these 10 museums in the U.S. focused on African American history!

20 young people of color shared their favorite poems.

Be sure to attend Project HBW’s annual Black Literary Suite on Thursday, February 18th from 2-5 P.M. in Watson 455. This year’s theme is “Sports Figures with a Kansas Connection.” The day before, Wednesday, February 17th,  Kevin Powell will be visiting KU to speak about his newest book and activism. Follow the links above for more information. Both of the programs are free to the public.