The Inspiring Productivity of C. Liegh McInnis

HBW Board Member and blog contributor, Howard Rambsy, describes his initial encounters with C. Liegh McInnis who exemplifies the “art of possible.” Jump over to the Cultural Front blog to read more about “The Inspiring Productivity of C. Liegh McInnis” and his creations over the years.

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Interested in more C. Liegh McInnis?

Check out the new release of Brother Hollis: The Sankofa of a Movement Man by Hollis Watkins
with McInnis.

From Psychedelic Literature, Inc:
Brother Hollis is an in-depth analysis of the Civil Rights
Movement written by one of its most important participants.  Threaded throughout the book is analysis and
criticism of the black leadership establishment.  Watkins makes an important distinction
between the NAACP’s national leadership and its local leadership to show the
diversity of ideology, strategy, and commitment by local Movement workers to
the common folk of Mississippi.  More
than a longing or nostalgic remembering of the past, Brother Hollis employs the
Sankofa principle of understanding/evaluating the past to use one’s successes
and failures as a way to develop an effective strategy for current
socio-political ills.

Additionally, C. Liegh McInnis has published two poems— “We
Be Purple Hippies (A Poem 4 His Royal Badness)” and “Black In . . .,” in the
special upcoming winter issue of Delaware Poetry Review, “‘This Thing Called
Life’: Poetry Inspired by the Music and Spirit of Prince.” A short story titled
“Salvation” and a poem “For Chocolate Babies with Glass Hearts” was recently
published in China Grove. And McInnis
also has a forthcoming review of Minrose Gwin’s Remembering Medgar Evers: Writing the Long Civil Rights Movement in the fall issue of the Journal of Mississippi History.