From Hughes to Hip Hop

Patricia DeBrady

From early America to modern hip hop, Black poets have played an important, but often underrepresented and underappreciated role. Special guest Patricia DeBrady brings them to the fore at UCWC.

Patricia DeBrady has presented/taught African and African American literature to classes, communities, and gatherings of interested others for the past 40 years. Her Unitarian Universalist membership of more than fifty years provides a particular understanding of black presence within predominantly white cultures. Being party to the struggle that had potential to rive the UUA has provided her with some insight (however contestable) about the issue of American diversity. She is a member of the UU Church of the Restoration.