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Ellington Was Not a Street
Written by Ntozake Shange and illustrated by Kadir Nelson.
"Ellington Was Not A Street", read by Shirlee Taylor Haizlip to Sasha Johnson, beautifully illustrated by Kadir Nelson, recalls noted playwright and poet, Ntozake Shange's childhood meetings with civil rights activists who changed the world.
"..it hasn't always been this way ellington was not a street robeson no mere memory du bois walked up my father's stairs hummed some tune over me sleeping in the company of men who changed the world."
Award presentation by SWC Library & Archives Director, Adaire Klein, Sunday, November 6, 2005