Tom Dent Reception and Exhibition

Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in the Center’s reception honoring the life of New Orleans writer Tom Dent and the opening of the exhibition Tom Dent: A Heavy Trip Through the South.  From old-time friends to young students who were introduced to Tom’s work, the evening was filled with food, drink, stories, poems, remembrances, and laughter. Photographs from the evening can be found on Amistad’s Facebook page, and are courtesy of Nika B. Carter. The Center sends a special thank you to the evening’s featured speakers: John O’Neal, Kalamu ya Salaam,  and Quo Vadis Breaux, as well as Brenda Marie Osbey, who read her poem “Requiem for a Tall Man” in honor of Tom.

l-r: Quo Vadis Breaux, Kalamu ya Salaam, and John O'Neal.

l-r: Quo Vadis Breaux, Kalamu ya Salaam, and John O’Neal.

Portions of the finding aid for the Tom Dent Papers are now online, and the entire finding aid should be completed by the end of August.

Posted by Christopher Harter

(Image from the Amistad Research Center by Nika B. Carter. May not be reproduced without permission.)

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