The English Department at Cape Fear Community College invites the public to celebrate Black History Month atÂ CFCCÂ by visiting the second annualÂ Black Poets SpeakÂ exhibition. This interactive poetry experience will be on the Downtown Wilmington Campus in the Union Station lobby onÂ Monday February 24 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. andÂ onÂ theÂ North Campus in theÂ McKeithanÂ Center Lobby onÂ Thursday, February 27 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The exhibit encompasses poetry from African- Americans from the Civil War andÂ Reconstruction era, Â throughÂ the Harlem Renaissance, all the way up to today. Â The event features well-known poets such as Langston Hughes,Â AmiriÂ BarakaÂ and Nikki Giovanni as well asÂ upcoming contemporary regional poets, includingÂ CFCCÂ graduate and published author Jason Mott.
The exhibit is made up of a series of listening stations where guests can hear tracks of poems while reading along with the poems displayed on panels in front of each station. New this year will beÂ the inclusion of student readers who willÂ readÂ a poem from the collection five minutes before each hour.
This event is free and open to the public.