The Life and Lore of Sterling A. Brown: Celebrating Poetry, Prose, and Music

  • The Revelations exhibit, curated by Jessica C. Neal, opened 10/19/22 in the Schow and Chapin Galleries on the fourth floor of Sawyer Library. Visit the exhibit to learn more about the life and legacy of Sterling A. Brown and twentieth-century African American culture through images, text, artifacts, and music.

    • Keynote by Imani Perry and Paula Giddings in conversation with Amber Zu Bolton.
    • The Cornelius Eady Trio performing Sterling Brown's poetry set to music.
    • Avery Sharp performing "Ma Rainey".
  • Our Spotify playlist featuring selections from Sterling Brown's record collection clocks in at 3,316 songs and 194 hours. The playlist is a catalog of the records SAB collected over his lifetime. Compiled by Sterling A. Brown Archivist and Curator, Jessica C. Neal, Joey Hua-Phan , and Akhir Stewart.


    May 1, 2022 marks the 121st birthday of Sterling A. Brown. Join us in remembrance and celebration with an audio mix curated by DJ Kailyn Hype. While you're listening, consider submitting a proposal for the symposium to be held October 20-22.

Signature artwork by Naderson Saint-Pierre.