Renowned African American poet to read work at Bridgewater College

bridgewater collegeNeal Hall, renowned African American poet and medical doctor, will present a reading of his work, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in the Carter Center for Worship and Music at Bridgewater College.

Hall is the author of four books of poetry, Nigger For Life, Winter’s A’ Coming Still, Appalling Silence and Where Do I Sit, that deal with racism in American society.

Hall participated in Bridgewater College’s 2015 International Poetry Festival. He has performed poetry readings throughout the United States and internationally in Canada, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Morocco and Nepal.

He earned his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and an M.D. from Michigan State University. He received his surgical subspecialty training in ophthalmology at Harvard University’s Medical School and was in private practice for more than 20 years in Flourtown, Pa.

The program is free and open to the public.

 

About Bridgewater College

Bridgewater College is a private, four-year liberal arts college located in the Central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Founded in 1880, it was the state’s first private, coeducational college. Today, Bridgewater College is home to more than 1,800 undergraduate students.

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