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A silhouetted bronze sculpture of Poseidon frames the illuminated main entrance to the Detroit Institute of Arts during Detroit's annual Delectricity festival of lights. Stretching along Woodward Avenue through the heart of Detroit's Cultural Center the celebration is a growing and popular two-night event.

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    Robert Hayden is an interesting choice. I would have thought him nearly forgotten. Nice to see him brought up again and recognized, even so long after his death. He wrote a lot about his childhood here in Detroit too, although from his writings it clearly was not the happiest of upbringings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EastsideAl View Post
    Robert Hayden is an interesting choice. I would have thought him nearly forgotten. Nice to see him brought up again and recognized, even so long after his death. He wrote a lot about his childhood here in Detroit too, although from his writings it clearly was not the happiest of upbringings.
    When I was a student at U-M a visiting Professor in the Black Studies department taught a class entirely on the works of Robert Hayden. One of the libraries on campus had a reading room named after him.

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