Southwest Tennessee Community College

March 8, 2005

For more information, contact: Bobby King – (901) 333-4247 / Kimberly Stark – (901) 333-4023

SOUTHWEST CELEBRATES THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF RICHARD WRIGHT’S BLACK BOY

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of Richard Wright’s autobiographical novel Black Boy. The Department of Fine Arts, Languages and Literature at Southwest Tennessee Community College invites everyone to come out and commemorate this important work Wednesday, March 16 for the lecture Richard Wright’s Memphis Blues.

The program, featuring Southwest faculty member and Richard Wright scholar Dr. Yvonne Robinson-Jones, will use the context of the blues idiom to frame the significance of the Memphis experience in shaping Wright’s artistic consciousness and identity as a writer.

The program will run from 6 – 7 p.m. in the Parrish Library, Rooms 100 and 101 on Southwest’s Union Avenue Campus. A reception will follow.