FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: February 20, 2001

Contact: Lezli Austen

UIS students to perform tribute to Gwendolyn Brooks and Langston Hughes

SPRINGFIELD — "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: A Tribute to Gwendolyn Brooks and Langston Hughes" will be performed from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, February 25, in Brookens Auditorium on the University of Illinois at Springfield campus. A question and answer session and a reception will follow the performance. The event is free and open to the public.

The tribute includes a reading by UIS professor Marcellus Leonard, an interpretive dance by Joan Wade, and students rendering interpretations of works by Brooks and Hughes.

The event is sponsored by the UIS Project Minority Student Support for Teaching and the Black Writers’ Forum.

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