All posts by Annabella Jean-Laurent
The former Poet Laureate and Emory professor goes into conversion of Native Guard into a play
In September, the Alliance Theatre premieres a play based on Native Guard, the Pulitzer Prize–winning work by Natasha Trethewey that pairs her experience as the child of a then-illegal interracial marriage in Mississippi with the account of a black Civil War soldier.Read more
As we wrap up Black History Month, remembering an often overlooked chapter in Atlanta’s history.
The Negro Building was the first designated space, since Emancipation, for the showcase of African-American achievement in a white-dominated setting. Without it, the Exposition committee could have not received federal backing, and those funds appropriated from Congress, are what helped make the fair an international success.Read more