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Etheridge Knight Exhibit: The Poet, The Poem, and the People

Hosted by Butler University Center For Citizenship and Community

Explore the life and poetry of Black Arts Movement poet Etheridge Knight in an exhibition drawn from archival collections and the remembrances of family and friends.

June 9 EDT – August 31 EDT
Indianapolis Public Library Center for Black Literature and Culture
40 E. Saint Clair St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Event Details

Explore the life and poetry of Etheridge Knight—Black Arts Movement poet and Indianapolis resident—in the exhibit The Poet, the Poem, and the People. This exhibit was created based on the work of Butler student research assistants Chris Strong, DaCoda Love and Nate Lemen. It incorporates archival research from the Etheridge Knight collection housed in Butler University’s Irwin Library Special Collections as well as information gathered through outreach with Etheridge Knight’s family and friends.

The exhibit will be on display at the Indianapolis Public Library’s Center for Black Literature and Culture. For library hours and other library-related information, visit the Indianapolis Public Library’s website.

For details about the exhibition, visit the Etheridge Knight Free People’s Project website.

This program received support from an INcommon Grant offered by Indiana Humanities and the Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate.