Adrienne Kennedy

Adrienne Kennedy

Biography

Playwright
Discovering What A Writer is: Exploration of 1929 Atlanta University Scrapbook of my mother Etta Hawkins
After Wole Soyinka, Kennedy is the second (non-resident) Hutchins Family Fellow at the Du Bois Research Institute.
2016-2017 Academic Year

 

Project Description

Discovering What A Writer is: Exploration of 1929 Atlanta University Scrapbook of my mother Etta Hawkins

An examination of my mother’s 1929 Atlanta University scrapbook: photographs, diary entries, personal and social events, cultural items, cards, newspaper clippings, programs centered on Atlanta University and Morehouse and a continuation of Cleveland, Ohio in the midthirties and nineteen forties…...a detailed exploration of how this red book of history, culture, personal feelings, and observations ultimately became the most influential book in my life this book I read as a child...influenced everything I wrote and write and formed my idea of what a writer is.

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