Memphis Blues Again (For Martin Luther King, Jr)

Memphis Blues Again (For Martin Luther King, Jr)

Shawn Dunwoody’s mural on Exchange Street. [Photo: George Cassidy Payne]

Finding MLK at Manhattan Square looks closely at the murals of Martin Luther King designed by Shawn Dunwoody. In “Memphis Blues Again (For Martin Luther King, Jr),” George Cassidy Payne also invokes the memory of King, offered here along with “What Color Were the Humans.” To accompany the poems, George includes photos of two murals by Dunwoody on Exchange Street.


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Shawn Dunwoody’s mural on Exchange Street. [Photo: George Cassidy Payne]

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Finding MLK at Manhattan Square

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Welcome to Talker of the Town! My name is David Kramer. I have a Ph.D in English and teach at Keuka College. I am a former and still active Fellow at the Nazareth College Center for Public History. Over the years, I have taught at Monroe Community College, the Rochester Institute of Technology and St. John Fisher College. I have published numerous Guest Essays, Letters, Book Reviews and Opinion pieces in The New York Times, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, the Buffalo News, the Rochester Patriot, the Providence Journal, the Providence Business News, the Brown Alumni Magazine, the New London Day, the Boston Herald, the Messenger Post Newspapers, the Wedge, the Empty Closet, and the CITY.  My poetry appears in The Criterion: An International Journal in English and Rundenalia and my academic writing in War, Literature and the Arts and Twentieth Century Literary Criticism. Starting in February 2013, I wrote for three Democratic and Chronicle  blogs, "Make City Schools Better," "Unite Rochester," and the "Editorial Board." When my tenure at the D & C  ended, I wanted to continue conversations first begun there. And start new ones.  So we created this new space, Talker of the Town, where all are invited to join. I don’t like to say these posts are “mine.” Very few of them are the sole product of my sometimes overheated imagination. Instead, I call them partnerships and collaborations. Or as they say in education, “peer group work.” Talker of the Town might better be Talkers of the Town. The blog won’t thrive without your leads, text, pictures, ideas, facebook shares, tweets, comments and criticisms.

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