In honor of the path-making thought and work of, this one-day symposium will elaborate the Alabama-born Harlemite’s distinctive contribution to American letters. University of Pennsylvania professor Herman Beavers will deliver the Keynote Speech, and will be joined by other eminent writers and scholars who’ll investigate Murray’s work in multi-disciplinary depth.
As jazz was central to Murray’s aesthetic, the free evening jazz performance by the Michael Carvin Experience will round out this celebration of the mind and style of this all-purpose, all-American 20th century genius.
For the full-day schedule of presentations and panelists go here.
Saturday, February 13, 2016
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(Evening Jazz Performance is in the Low Library Faculty Room)
Columbia University , East Gallery, Buell Hall,116th between Broadway and Amsterdam, Harlem, New York