1. Kim McMillon will officially earn her doctorate in Interdisciplinary Humanities this summer at the University of California, Merced
2. Joyce A. Joyce, Ph.D, Chairperson of the Department of English from 2012 to 2015 at Temple University and a 1995 recipient of an American Book Award for Literary Criticism for the collection of essays Warriors, Conjurers, and Priests: Defining African-American Literary Criticism, Joyce earned her Ph.D. in English from the University of Georgia in 1979.
She has published articles on Richard Wright, Toni Morrison, James Baldwin, Gwendolyn Brooks, Nella Larsen, Zora Neale Hurston, Arthur P. Davis, Toni Cade Bambara, Ishmael Reed, E. Ethelbert Miller, Askia Touré, Gil Scott-Heron, and Sonia Sanchez. Her current project is titled “Black Literary Essays: The Kaleidoscopic Imagination.” Her papers are housed in special collections at the Odum Library, Valdosta State University.
3. devorah major joins us.
Thanks to all who called in for this Libation to Toni Morrison. We close with Shamarr Allen, "I Love You." He is at SJ Jazz Summerfest Sunday afternoon, Aug. 11, summerfest.sanjosejazz.org