Join Erika DeSimone and Fidel Louis at Weeksville Heritage Center on Friday, February 27, where they will discuss their new book Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century.

The anthology is a collection of 150 poems culled from bourgeoning black-owned newspapers of the era, and offers a fresh perspective on American life and identity.

These poems are not the work of a few elite literary masters, but poems penned mostly by everyday people, people who were thoughtful, insightful, and compelled to verse, despite being born into a world of fundamental inequity.

WHAT: Book Talk: Voices Beyond Bondage

WHEN: Friday, February 17, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

WHERE: Weeksville Heritage Center, 158 Buffalo Avenue, Bklyn

WHAT ELSE: Books will be available on-site for purchase ($30, or $25 for students with ID, inclusive of tax) and signing.


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