Margaret Simmons, 1st Annual Arts Reunion

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Webb Center, Rooms 148-150

Author/Artist Bio

Margaret Simmons teaches ethnic literature at Hampton Institute. She has lectured widely on black literature and has recently been a consultant to the Black Culture Festival sponsored by the Norfolk Committee for the Improvement of Education. She is also a consultant for several national publishing companies.


Discussion of the Black Writer in America: After Michael S. Harper read from his works, a well-informed panel, which included Mr. Harper, Margaret Simmons (Hampton Institute), William Carroll (Norfolk State), and the prominent scholar Blyden Jackson (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), discussed the rage and glory of the black writer today. The reading and discussion occurred at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, September 25, 1978 in Webb Center, Rooms 148-150.


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