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Pearl Primus, dancer performs with a hand drum

"I fight among fighters for a New World": Pearl Primus, U.S. Democracy and the Power of Dance

Tuesday, December 7, 2010
4:00 pm
Bachelor 337

A lecture by Tammy Lynn Brown, on "Pearl Primus, U.S. Democracy and the Power of Dance" 

Tammy L. Brown is an interdisciplinary scholar, creative writer, and visual artist. Her research, writing, and art range from historical studies to abstract paintings and multimedia poetry. Her book, City of Islands: Caribbean Intellectuals in New York(2015), tells the life stories of Caribbean intellectuals to reveal the history of immigration to New York and the long battle for racial equality in modern America. She is currently working on a biography of rock ’n’ roll virtuoso Jimi Hendrix.

Discussion and reception to follow.

Tammy Lynn Brown
Tammy Lynn Brown
Assistant Professor, Black World Studies Program and Department of History