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Remembering Ota Benga through the Poetry of Carrie Allen McCray
A free virtual event to celebrate the lives of Ota Benga and Columbia poet Carrie Allen McCray, featuring Pamela Newkirk, award-winning author of “Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga.”
Allen University will host a free virtual event on Thursday, October 28, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm to celebrate the life of Ota Benga and Columbia-based author Carrie Allen McCray’s efforts to commemorate his life through her poetry collection, Ota Benga Under My Mother’s Roof. The virtual event will feature a talk by Pulitzer prize-winning author Pamela Newkirk who will discuss her book Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga, which tells the true story of a young African man named Ota Benga,View more