Live from the Reading Room: Jean-Léon Destiné to Lavinia Williams
Live from the Reading Room: Correspondence is a podcast series that aims to share interesting and engaging letters written by or to key historical figures from the African Diaspora.
Each episode highlights a letter from popular collections housed in the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library.
This episode features a letter from Saint Marc, Haiti born dancer and choreographer, Jean-Léon Destiné, to Philadelphia born dancer, choreographer, and teacher, Lavinia Williams Yarborough.
Photo credit: Jean-Léon Destiné Portrait Collection, Photographs and Prints Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Today’s correspondence is recited by , radio announcer, educator, musician and actor S.Atibon Legba. Atibon’s work as an actor was featured in the 2013 film, Mother of George.