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      Dear Essex: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Essex Hemphill in Atlanta


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      April 16, 2019

      Tuesday   7:00 PM

      101 Auburn Avenue Northeast
      Atlanta, Georgia 30303

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      Dear Essex: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Essex Hemphill

      Essex Hemphill (April 16, 1957 – November 4, 1995) was a black gay poet, essayist, editor, activist and visionary. His brilliant writings put the stunning rage and revolutionary desires of a generation of black gay men into words. So many of us were transformed and politicized through reading his work. In some of the darkest moments of our movement history, he taught us how to resist. He inspired us to dream. The Counter Narrative Project was founded as a love letter to Essex Hemphill. His poetry is the foundation in which our work rests. Join us as we celebrate our brother Essex Hemphill on his birthday. We will have special guests reading his poems, fellowship, and community.

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