When: Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Featuring jessica CARE more, creator of BLACK WOMEN ROCK (exhibit currently on display at the Wright museum): https://www.youtube.com/
Moore first won acclaim as the first poet to ever win the nationally televised Showtime at the Apollo competition 5 times in a row. That same year, she would be filmed for the documentary SlamNation. The film followed her and the 1996 Nuyorican Poetry Slam Team (Saul Williams, Beau Sia and muMs da Schemer) as they competed at the 1996 National Poetry Slam. In the book Words In Your Face: A Guided Tour Through Twenty Years of the New York City Poetry Slam, author Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz wrote of Moore's time in the poetry slam, noting "Her razor-sharp verse confronted and addressed the difficulties of being a black woman and a black poet in a culture that seemed to support neither."
She has been referenced by rapper Talib Kweli and has appeared on rapper Nas's Nastradamus album. One of her most famous poems is "Until We Dance, For Joseph" dedicated to a family member who died of AIDS, which is frequently recited at AIDS Walks. She has performed and collaborated with literary, musical and other noted celebrities such as George Clinton, Antonio Hart, Nas, the late Ossie Davis, Mos Def, the late Gregory Hines, Judith Jamison, CeCe Winans, Anthony David, Roy Ayers, Gil Scott Heron, Sonia Sanchez, Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, Patrice Rushen, Talib Kweli, Ntozake Shange, Nikki Giovanni, The Last Poets and many more.
Where: Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 East Warren Ave., Detroit Michigan, 48201 in the cultural district. Tickets are $10 and available at the door or on the museum's website.
Why: The Wright Museum wants to honor mothers for mother’s day and allow individuals to celebrate their moms. Tickets are $10 and available at the door or on the museum's website.
About The Wright Museum Founded in 1965 and located at 315 East Warren Avenue, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is the world's largest institution dedicated to the African American experience. For more information please visit TheWright.org or call (313) 494-5800.