Monday, July 23, 2007

Welcome

I have to thank Georgia Douglas Johnson for giving me the inspiration to found the WSNS. I was fascinated by the Saturday evening salons she hosted in her Washington, DC home in the era at the cusp of the Harlem Renaissance. The likes of W. E. B. DuBois and Richard Bruce Nugent were there to discuss the issues and literature of the day. I want to have similar discussions. I want to create a forum for people to express their points of view openly. I am looking forward to learning from you all. Let's go!

2 comments:

wahistory said...

Glad to see that you finally have a venue to speak your mind. I look forward to seeing what you've got to say. Cheers!

Dave

femmenoire said...

Someone sent me the link to this blog. I am new to this as a way to communicate, but I must admit...it piqued my interest. I was most intrigued by the host's inspiration, Georgia Johnson. She was someone my family knew well and I still have an autographed book of her poetry.

It is good to see that there are people in DC that are still interested in intellectual pursuits and discussions. I will check in periodically to see what people have to say on your blog, and perhaps to weigh in every once in a while.