Black Art in America welcomes storyteller Monda Raquel Webb for a special poetry performance during Women’s History Month. “Because of Them I Am: A Tribute to My Ancestors (Love, Life, and Politics).” This program is part of our "Her Voice Sings" and "If Only the Patchwork Could Talk", Women's History Month exhibition.
March 11th, 1 - 2:30pm -- (45 minutes poetry and performance, and 45 minutes for screening and Q&A)
With maternal roots in SW Georgia, Monda is an award-winning filmmaker, author, and poet. Monda has performed throughout the U.S., from intimate poetry sets to the Congressional Black Caucus to International Conferences and Events. She’s published two books of poetry, “A Peek Into My Soul” and “Life is Like a Soul Train Line” and continues to write about life in all its fullness, ‘as the spirit’ hits her.
Monda is thrilled to collaborate with Black Art in America during Women’s History Month on the tail of Black History Month. “Because of Them I Am...” will pay homage to the women who helped shape and inspire Monda, and to her sister-friends, all of whom are connected through life’s common experiences.
Monda will also screen “Zoo (Volkerschau)”, a short film about a day in the life of an African girl on display for the first time in a Human Zoo at the World’s Fair in Brussels, Belgium, 1958. Discussion to follow.