https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spotlight-on-the-african-meeting-house-spoken-word-with-regie-gibson-tickets-35728585160 Museum of African American History
46 Joy St.
Boston, MA 02114
A Spoken Word Event with Award-winning Poet Regie Gibson
Join us as we celebrate this National Historic Landmark, built in 1806 by Boston’s black community as a religious, educational and social gathering place.
The history and significance of the African Meeting House presented by Dr. Alona Wilson, Director of Collections and Exhibitions, Museum of African American History
Spoken Word performance by Regie Gibson, award-winning poet.
Tickets: $10 Non-MAAH Members/$5 MAAH Members
Tickets available at the door.
Museum of African American History: 46 Joy Street, Boston, MA 02114
This program is made possible with support from the National Parks of Boston "Art on the Trails to Freedom" initiative, the National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program, and the New England Foundation for the Arts.
Literary performer and educator, Regie Gibson, has lectured and performed in the U.S., Cuba and Europe. A National Poetry Slam Champion and Emmy nominee, he has been featured on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and on NPR radio. He served as a consultant for the National Endowment for the Arts and advisor to the “Mere Distinction of Color” exhibition at James Madison’s Montpelier, which examined the legacy of slavery, and the U.S. Constitution. Regie has performed with and composed texts for The Boston City Singers, The Mystic Chorale and the Handel+Haydn Society. His volume of poems, “Storms Beneath the Skin”, has received the Golden Pen Award, a Massachusetts Cultural Council Award, and a Lexington Education Foundation Grant. He is the creator of the Shakespeare Time-Traveling Speakeasy, a hip musical trip into the literary timeline to find the influence and impact of William Shakespeare on the modern world.