The official launch of an ongoing celebration of Black Poetry Day (October 17) and to celebrate the Black poets in the valley and state. Enjoy meet & greet, brief presentation and light refreshments.
Onyx Art Gallery
1346 W. Roosevelt, Suite A
The day was officially established in 1985 to honor past, present (and future) Black poets, and to celebrate the importance of Black heritage and literacy along with the contributions made by Black poets and writers. The day is in honor of Jupiter Hammon, considered the first published Black poet in the United States. He was born in Long Island, New York, October 17, 1711.