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Honoring Randall Kenan
September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Join us in Prologue for a reading of Randall Kenan’s posthumous work Black Folk Could Fly, read by Dr. Sharon P. Holland.
A prolific and award-winning author, Randall Kenan was the former chancellor of the Fellowship of Southern Writers and a professor of English and Comparative Literature at UNC-Chapel Hill. His works, both fiction and nonfiction, often drew from his experience being a gay, Black man in the South.
His personal book collection was donated to us and can be found in our used book section. 10% of the proceeds will be continuously donated to the Chapelboro QTIPOC+ Survial Fund.
About Dr. Holland:
Dr. Sharon P. Holland, co-founder of the QTIPOC+ Survival Fund, is an African-descended queer + gender non-conforming Elder + writer who is also a professor at UNC. She is the President-Elect of the American Studies Association, and is on the Editorial Advisory Team for Appalachian multimedia oral history project Country Queers. Dr. Holland organized with ACT-UP in the 80’s during the AIDS crisis, and has supported anti-racist and anti-HB2 work here in Chapel Hill. Her approach to community building is inter-sectional and encompasses deep connection to this place and its people, as her grandfather was active in Durham Civil Rights in the early 50’s and her mother, a UNC alum (‘61) was a plaintiff in the Blue school desegregation case. She came back to the Triangle to teach and to continue her family’s social justice legacy.