Slam poet Brandon Thornton to perform during Black History Month

Source: Juan Guzman, 308.865.8127,
Writer: Sara Giboney, 308.865.8529,

UNK Communications

KEARNEY – Brandon Thornton, a spoken word artist, host, emcee and workshop facilitator, will perform “A Poetic Black History Celebration” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 20) in Copeland Hall 142 at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Thornton, whose poetry is described as smooth, imaginative, authentic, cunning and eloquent, is performing as part of Black History Month events on campus.

The St. Louis native, known as The Xplicit Poet, finds inspiration for his poetry from life experience. His poetry explores financial responsibility, credit cards, family and relationship struggles, responsible college living and black history.

A former college math instructor, Thornton has performed at more than 100 colleges across the country in the past two years. He recently released his fourth album titled “Life After Poetry.”

Black History Month events at UNK are sponsored by the Black Student Association and the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Division of Student Affairs.

Black History Month Upcoming Events
6 to 7:30 p.m. – Slam Poet Brandon Thornton, “A Poetic Black History Celebration,” Copeland Hall 142

Monday, Feb. 24
6 to 7 p.m. – Claude Louishomme, professor of political science, “The Importance of Black History Month,” Copeland Hall 142

Thursday, Feb. 27
7:30 to 10 p.m. – Old School Night Dance, Nebraskan Student Union Cedar Room

Source: Juan Guzman, 308.865.8127,
Writer: Sara Giboney, 308.865.8529,


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