Poetry and the Black Panther Party

Panther Poems by Regina Jennings book cover

Thursday, November 5, at 11:00am – 12:15pm.
A presentation by author, poet and scholar, Dr. Regina Jennings.

This event will be an engaging presentation of Dr. Jennings’s poetic scholarship in combination with her lifelong activism and tales of remarkable lived experiences that include her membership in the original Black Panther Party for Self Defense.  Dr. Jennings explores Black Panther philosophy and their visionary activism through poetry published in the Black Panther Newspaper.  Her unique critique of this poetry examines the intersections of ancient African culture and Western science.

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Regina Jennings

Dr. Regina Jennings

Dr. Regina Jennings a writer, professor, and Freedom Fighter has a Baccalaureate in English, a Masters in English and Creative Writing, a PhD in African American Studies but she is most proud of her Degree from the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, signed by both Bobby G. Seale and Huey P. Newton.Jennings book cover

Dr. Jennings has not only taught at major universities but also in Museums, Art Centers, Prisons, Nightclubs, and Theaters throughout Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, Texas, Chicago, California, Mexico, and Nebraska.  She has written at least twenty-five academic articles, published in peer reviewed scholarly journals and she has written several poetry books that include Midnight Morning Musings: Poems of an American African, Race, Rage and Roses, and her recently released Panther Poems: Poetry of a Sister Panther.  Her two academic texts Malcolm X and the Poetics of Haki Madhubuti  -which won an International Book Award- and most recently, Poetry and the Black Panther Party: from Ancestral Memory, Morphogenetic Fields to Hip Hop.

As a committed community activist/scholar, Dr. Jennings has created an online course outside of academia, where anyone in the world can study with her at http://black-literature-and-black-writing.thinkific.com


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