Solange’s creative agency SAINT HERON have announced the launch of SAINT HERON Library dedicated to amplifying Black voices and creating access for communities to experience texts from authors, poets, playwrights, and artists with a radical viewpoint. The Library will build upon SAINT HERON’s urgent mission to preserve, collect, and uplift stories, works and archives that amplify vital voices within Black communities and it is the first digital library solely focused on promoting Black voices.
The digital Library will spark new conversations about the breadth of rich artistic expression and the impact of black identity in creative innovation throughout history and is now available via Saint Heron’s website, saintheron.com.
The first season of the library runs from 18 October until end of November and is guest-curated by Rosa Duffy, Founder of the Atlanta based Community Bookstore and Reading Room ‘For Keeping Books’. Together Saint Heron and Rosa Duffy have curated a digital and physical Library that will be home to over 50 titles, including a signed 1st edition of “In Our Terribleness” by Leroi Jones, “Maren Hassinger, 1972-1991,” a signed “The Meeting Point” by Austin Clarke, “Lumumba” by Luis Lopez, “My One Good Nerve Rhythms, Rhymes, Reasons” by Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis inscribed by authors to Maya Angelou and more. 70 per cent of the authors are also women which showcases SAINT HERON’s dedication to uplift particularly Black women.