The 4 p.m. community conversation with Baird will focus on his artistic and scholarly legacy that spans more than 40 years.
The free event will be facilitated by Baird’s daughter, Dr. Diana Baird N’Diaye, who is the folklife curator and cultural heritage specialist at the Smithsonian Museum.
Baird, who was born in Barbados, is a retired professor and administrator of African World Studies and the Humanities, most recently at Clark Atlanta University. In addition to scholarly writing, he has published book reviews, essays and poetry and his co-author of “Sea Island Roots” with his wife Dr. Mary Twining.
He is currently a freelance editor.
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