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February 13 | Alonzo Vereen - Historically Black: American Icons Who Attended HBCUs

WLC's partnership with Politics and Prose Bookstore continues!

Alonzo Vereen — Historically Black: American Icons Who Attended HBCUs - with Lena Barbosa

Monday, February 13, 2023

7:00 PM EST

This event is in partnership with the Politic and Prose Bookstore.

A vibrant collection of biographies and illustrated portraits that capture the brilliance of more than thirty American icons, Historically Black is a celebration of Black excellence in fields ranging from politics to STEM, sports to pop culture, and more. From the moment the first HBCU was founded in 1837, Black Americans from all walks of life have created collegiate experiences that enrich and transcend mainstream postsecondary education. Today, more than 100 colleges and universities are registered under the HBCU banner and over 200,000 students are enrolled. With a legacy of marching bands, drill teams, choral ensembles, homecoming, and more, attending an HBCU is an emblem of pride and a source of joy. Historically Black documents not only HBCU cultural traditions but also the remarkable stories of former students.

Alonzo Vereen is a graduate of Morehouse College and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He's taught English on the secondary and postsecondary levels for over a decade, helping seniors make the leap to college, and worked as an editorial assistant at Crown Publishing Group. He lives in Washington, DC.

Vereen will be in conversation with Lena Barbosa. Barbosa is a graduate of North Carolina Central University - the last remaining HBCU to formally train Librarians. She currently serves as the School Librarian at Thurgood Marshall Academy PCHS in Ward 8, and also as an End Of Life Doula.

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