H E Ross Live
HE ROSS READING LIVE AT TURK’S HEAD SOCIAL – BENJAMIN FRANKLIN THE LADY AND ENSLAVED BOY NAMED KING.
San Franciscan born American poet reads his Noise of Art commissioned poem. The pice was specially commissioned to coincide with the anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King’s birthday, the Black lives Matter march on Washington, Black History Month and is part of Noise of Art’s Black Montmartre project.
The poem is inspired by the life of (John) King, an enslaved boy owned by Benjamin Franklin, who ran away while visiting London and was taken in and educated by a lady in Suffolk.