6100 S. Blackstone Ave.
Poet. Activist. Lyricist. Musician. Social commentator.
Gil Scott Heron served in all these capacities for a generation seeking a voice for change. Heron would likely see himself only as an astute observer and recorder of history but many heard his words as prophetic. Join us for an evening of music, poetry, performance, and discussion as we reflect on his life and legacy.
Performances by Maggie Brown, The Primeridian, Avery R. Young, Krista Franklin, and Keith M. Kelly. MC‘d by Mario.
Panel discussion with Carol Adams – DuSable Museum, Travis Jackson – University of Chicago, Quraysh Ali Lansana – Chicago State University, Salim Muwakkil – WVON, In These Times, and David Stovall – University of Illinois-Chicago.
And listen as Salim Muwakkil talks with Third World Press founder and author Haki Madhubuti about Heron’s impact on Thurs., May 30th at 7pm on WVON 1690 AM.
This event is presented by The Guild Literary Complex as part of their Applied Words Series. Additional support by the Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture – University of Chicago and the Friends of Blackstone Library.