Thursday, February 4 —
7pm - 7:15pm
Lift Every Voice: Celebrating 150 Years of James Weldon Johnson’s Legacy
Join SummerStage NYC and the Library of America in a virtual celebration of James Weldon Johnson for Black History Month. Born June 17, 1871, Johnson was an American author, politician, diplomat, critic, journalist, poet, anthologist, educator, lawyer, songwriter, and early civil rights activist.
Celebrate his incredible legacy and contributions to the Arts with a virtual visit to his final resting place at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. There will also be special performances by prominent members of the Arts community. Including: Poet and playwright Elizabeth Alexander, singer/actress Phylicia Rashad, celebrated dancers Desmond Richardson (Complexions Contemporary Ballet) and Khalia Campbell (Alvin Ailey); and musician Angie Swan, of David Byrne’s American Utopia. Courtesy of The Library of America and The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Tune in virtually with SummerStage on:
Thursday, February 4th 7pm – 7:15 EST
Check out other events here!