Sankofa Festival of African American Literature & Culture

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Sankofa Festival of African American Literature & Culture

August 2 @ 10:00 am - August 3 @ 5:00 pm

The Oak Bluffs Library’s annual African American Literature and Culture Festival. A full day of prominent speakers and roundtable discussions. Refreshments served.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2ND
10:30am – 12pm ~ Sisters in Stitches Joined by the Cloth Quilt Guild
Discussion & Demonstration
1 – 2pm ~ Valerie Mosley, CEO Valmo Ventures & Global Wealth Strategist
2 – 3pm ~ Kathleen McGhee Anderson, television & film writer and producer;
literary rebel
3 – 4pm ~ Skip Finley, broadcaster & local history writer
4 – 5pm ~ Roundtable Discussion with Kathleen, Skip & Others
6:30 – 9:30pm ~ Opening Reception & Celebration featuring the Photography
of Dena Porter & Quilts by Sisters in Stitches Joined by the Cloth

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3RD
ALL PROGRAMS FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
10 – 11am ~ Elaine Weintraub, cofounder and research historian of the African
American Heritage Trail of Martha’s Vineyard
11am – 12pm ~ Melina Mangal, author of The Vast Wonder of the World:
Biologist Ernest Everett Just
1 – 2pm ~ Kahina Van Dyke, banking industry veteran & cryptocurrency expert
2 – 3pm ~ Bob Hayden, African-American History Pioneer
3 – 4pm ~ Thelma Johnson, Association for the Study of African-American Life
and History (ASALH) president, MV Branch

Details

Start:
August 2 @ 10:00 am
End:
August 3 @ 5:00 pm
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