Talk with Salimishah Tillet

Wed 1/10/2024 • 4PM PST

Royce 314

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Salimishah Tillet will discuss the inner life and far-reaching influence of musician and civil rights icon, Nina Simone.

Reception to follow.

Salamishah Tillet is the Henry Rutgers Professor of Africana Studies and Creative Writing at Rutgers University, Newark, and the 2022 Pulitzer Prize-winning contributing critic-at-large at the New York Times. She is the director of Express Newark, a center for socially engaged art and design art at Rutgers, and the author of "Sites of Slavery: Citizenship and Racial Democracy in the Post-Civil Rights Imagination" and, most recently, "In Search of the Color Purple: The Story of an American Masterpiece.”

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