Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin

Of Poetry and Protest book cover

San Francisco poet Michael Warr is editor of “Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin,” and will read from this extraordinary volume which presents poems of 43 of America’s most talented African American poets. Each is accompanied by a photograph of the poet along with a first-person biography. The anthology also contains works by Harry Belafonte, Amiri Baraka, and the Reverend Dr. William Barber II, architect of the Moral Mondays movement, as well as iconic images of the Black Lives Matter movement, Malcolm X, and the Black Panther Party.

Books will be available for purchase.



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African American Museum & Library at Oakland

659 14th St.
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 637-0200