Lynn Nottage, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, screenwriter, and co-founder of Market Road Films

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage

Lafayette College is celebrating Black Heritage Month with guest speakers, poetry, an award-winning movie and community discussions throughout the month of February. This year’s theme “Black Agency, Black Expression” focuses on forms of media relating to how black people create and shape their lives and the lives of others in their communities. More information and a full schedule of Black Heritage Month programs and events here.

All events are free and open to the public.

Contact Danialie Fertile ’16, intercultural program fellow,, 610-330-3171, for additional information.

Yolanda Wisher '98 recites poetry works in the Kirby Hall of Civil Rights, Lafayette College, in 2014.

Yolanda Wisher ’98, 2016-2017 Poet Laureate of the City of Philadelphia

Check Lafayette’s Black Heritage Month calendar for updates on events.

Black Heritage Month events are cosponsored by the following Lafayette departments and programs: Africana Studies program, Association of Black Collegians, Center for Community Engagement, Film and Media Studies Program, Nia, Women’s and Gender Studies Program and the departments of anthropology and sociology, English, government and law, philosophy, psychology, and religious studies.


Media inquiries are welcome. Contact Kristine Todaro,, 610-330-5119, if you plan to cover an event, would like to speak in advance with a speaker, or have questions.

Photos courtesy of Lafayette College. Higher res available online: Lynn Nottage,; Yolanda Wisher ’98,, photography by Doug Fitzpatrick/Zovko Photographic llc


Thanks, Kristine

Kristine Y. Todaro
Director/Special Projects & Media Relations
Lafayette College

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