Original Research: Dr. Candice A. Pitts

In July 2015 the Project on the History of Black Writing welcomed 25 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholars to the University of Kansas. For two weeks, scholars immersed themselves in Black Poetry after the Black Arts Movement institute, one feature of the larger fifteen-month program funded by the NEH that responds to the resurgence of interest in contemporary poetry, its expanded production and wide circulation. Candice A. Pitts, an Assistant Professor of English at Albany State University and one of our Black Poetry summer scholars, has recently published “Belize — A Nation (Still) in the Making: Erasures and Marginalisation in the Framing of the ‘Land of the Free’.”

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