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Gone Too Soon- The Life, Legacy and Loss of Newark’s Cultural Icons

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Hosted by The Newark Public Library

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Gone Too Soon: The Life, Legacy and Loss of Newark’s Cultural Icons examines the lives and documents the artistic, cultural and educational contributions of several of Newark’s cultural icons, among them: Cephas Bowles, WBGO Jazz-88 CEO; Poet/Playwright/Activist, Amiri Baraka; Poets Breya “Blkbrry Molassez” Knight and Halim Suliman; Actor/Director/Arts Administrator Rodney Gilbert; Historians Dr. Clement Alexander Price, Charles Cummings and Dr. Robert Curvin; Artists Russell A. Murray and Jerry Gant; and theater producer Kabu Okai-Davies. These artisans passed away before fully reaping the benefits of their labor.

Featured Artists: Cephas Bowles, Amiri Baraka, Breya “Blkbrry Molassez” Knight, Halim Suliman, Rodney Gilbert, Clement Alexander Price, Charles Cummings, Robert Curvin, Russell A. Murray, Jerry Gant, Kabu Okai-Davies


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01:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Reception 1 to 2 PM. Program starts at 2 PM. Introduction of Gone Too Soon producer/director, Celeste A. Bateman. Film screening (90 minutes) followed by conversation/Q&A with Bateman and film crew.



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Supported in part by a grant from NJ Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism.

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Supported in part by a grant from NJ Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism.

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