A Dream Deferred
by Langston Hughes
What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore--
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over—
like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?
Experience Guinea with Master Drummer Fana Bangoura
Sunday, December 15, 2013 through Saturday, January 11, 2014
Master drummer and dancer Fana Bangoura is from Guinea, West Africa. Named “Master Drummer” by the Guinean Ministry of Culture in 2008, Fana has over eight years of experience as a featured soloist with the Percussions de Guinée and Les Ballets Africains, in addition to his work as the Percussion Director of Ballet Fareta.
Contact Fana Bangoura: email@example.com or (503) 679-3372
Dante the Abolitionist
Friday, November 15, 2013
3:00 PM, Robbins Library, Rush Rhees 416
The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures,
the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies,
and the Undergraduate Medieval Society are excited to present:
"Dante the Abolitionist: African-American Appropriations of the Italian Poet in the Nineteenth Century"
Professor of French and Italian
University of Pittsburgh
Author of Freedom Readers: The African American Reception of Dante Alighieri and the Divine Comedy (2011)
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
5:00 PM, Goergen hall
SCRATCH-Africa video and film series
presented by Lynne Larsen, FDI predoctoral fellow
A feature-length documentary about
hip hop Djing,otherwise known as turntabilism
from the South Bronx in the 1970's
to San Francisco ,the worlds best scratchers
beat-diggers,party rockers,and producers
wax poetic on beats,breaks,battles and
the infinite possibilities of vinyl .
Screening is Free and open to the public
Professor Ngugi Wa Thiong'O meets with students
Friday, November 8, 2013
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM, Hawkins Carlson Reading Room, Rush Rhees Library
Sponsored by the Frederick Douglas institute of African and African American studies and the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures.
The Frederick Douglass Institute for
African & African-American Studies
302 Morey Hall
University of Rochester
P.O. Box 270440
Rochester, New York 14627-0440
Phone: (585) 276-5744
Fax: (585) 256-2594