March 3, 2003
Dream Harlem Screening Is March 6th at Lincoln Universitys
Langston Hughes Memorial Library; Movies Lead Writer
and Poet Sonia Sanchez to Attend; Movie Celebrates Lincoln
University, PA (www.lincoln.edu) Lincoln University
will present an exclusive, on-campus screening of the
BLACK STARZ! network original, Hughes Dream Harlem,
on Thursday, March 6 at Langston Hughes Memorial Library
at 4 p.m.
event will also include a post-screening question and
answer period featuring the movies lead writer and
producer, journalist Darralynn Hutson. Also scheduled
to participate in the program are renowned poets Sonia
Sanchez, Earl Brother Earl Majette and Sydnee
Stewart. Each were among the numerous poets and writers
who recited original poetry in the movie.
Dream Harlem originally aired on BLACK STARZ!, a digital
cable network which broadcasts black classic and network
original movies, in September 2002. Shot entirely in Harlem,
New York, Hughes Dream Harlem features a
powerful ensemble of writers, poets and actors who share
anecdotes on the literary legacy of Langston Hughes
(played by actor Don Cogsville, Jr.; actor Jamal Joseph,
Jr. plays young Langston), the famed poet and 1929
alumnus of Lincoln University. Narrated by award-winning
actor Ozzie Davis, Hughes Harlem Dreams features
conversations about Langston Hughes from writers and appreciators
of the arts such as Sanchez, Amiri Baraka, Kevin Powell,
Talib Kweli, Jessica Care Moore and actress Ruby Dee.
feel very privileged to host an event of this magnitude,
Emery Wimbish, Jr., dean of Lincoln University Libraries.
This screening is particularly relevant because
of Langston Hughes connection with the University.
We hope that our students, faculty, staff and surrounding
communities come out to see this excellent piece on one
of Lincolns greatest sonsLangston Hughes.
as a cine poetic experience, Hughes Dream Harlem
includes performances by spoken word poets, musicians
and various dance performers, including the Harlem Heritage
Swing Dancers and Impact Repertory Theatre. Hughes
Dream Harlem is directed, written and produced by
ex-Black Panther Party member and Columbia University
professor, Jamal Joseph (Ali: An American Hero).
Hutson, a highly acclaimed entertainment journalist and
scriptwriter, wrote and produced the movie along with
Harlem music and theatre veteran Voza Rivers. Hutsons
work is frequently featured in such publications as
Upscale, The Source, Honey, Savoy, DGA and Black Voices
has the unprecedented distinction among all colleges and
universities of having two of its alumni honored with
U.S. commemorative stamps. In February 2002, the U.S.
Postal Service issued a commemorative, first class stamp
honoring Hughes on his 100th birthday. This past January,
the U.S. Postal Service honored Thurgood Marshall, the
first African-American Supreme Court Justice, and a 1930
Lincoln University graduate, by making him the 26th honoree
in Black Heritage Commemorative Series.
in 1854 as Americas first Historically Black University,
Lincoln University is one of the nations leading
producers of African Americans with undergraduate degrees
in the physical sciences (biology, chemistry and physics);
computer and information sciences; and biological and
life sciences. The Universitys liberal arts and
sciences-based undergraduate curriculum, and selected
graduate courses, meet the needs of students competing
in a highly technological and global society.
University will celebrate its sesquicentennial, or 150th
anniversary, from April 2003 through May 2004 with an
array of campus and external events, activities and announcements.
For more information about Lincoln University, please
visit us on the web at www.lincoln.edu.