Shanta’s unforgettable performance features stories, poetry, chants and the spellbinding sounds of African instruments. Melding the work of her own creative spirit with African folktales and contemporary African-American perspectives, Shanta’s stories are about empowerment, peace, healing and self-discovery.
Poplar Creek Public Library proudly presents Lift Every Voice, a month-long
event exploring the African
American experience through poetry. Poets, scholars, musicians, and
exhibits will all be part of the programming, which are free and open to the public, either in person, and/or
virtually. Visit pclib.org to view the full schedule of events; registration
The Lift Every Voice: Why African American
Poetry Matters is a national public humanities initiative of Library of America
presented in partnership with The Schomburg Center for Research in Black
Culture with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities,
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Emerson Collective.