"Forms of indigenous speech and song are an influential part of African-American literature. This program explains how the sermon, the spiritual, the worksong, the dozens, the catches, the blues, gospel, jazz, and popular ballads, as well as folk tales operate to keep African-American literature alive and well."
Dr. Martin was in Sandusky a few years ago to speak about the poet Paul Laurence Dunbar, a talk that received much praise in the community. You can be sure that this Saturday's program will be equally as interesting. For more information, contact the library at 419-625-3834.
"Since 1972, the Ohio Humanities Council, state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has provided leadership, resources, and financial support for the humanities in Ohio."