Histories in Black & White - Ama Birch

Poet Ama Birch speaks about her work and reads from her collection of sonnets, "Sonnet Boom" available at 


Histories in Black and White is an ongoing series of public conversations presented in collaboration with the New York Public Library featuring writers, poets, historians, playwrights speaking about their work.

Upcoming events:

 June 5, Professor Karl Jacoby, Columbia University history professor, author of "The Strange Career of William Ellis, the Texas Slave who Became a Mexican Millionaire"

 July 10, Gloria J. Browne-Marshall, Civil Rights Attorney, film producer, author of the forthcoming book "The African American Woman, 400 Years of Perseverance"

August 8, Ama Birch, poet and author of "The Ferguson Project" containing interviews with local politicians, community leaders and law enforcement personnel on the killing of Michael Brown.