The Charles Lampkin Foundation Wins $500,000 Grant from Daniel Bruno, Seeks Additional Funding to Promote Scholarship and Combat Anti-Intellectualism

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The Charles Lampkin Foundation is a non-profit corporation that aims to promote literacy and cultural identity, with an emphasis on outreach to impressionable young people. The foundation believes that a liberal arts education is essential to achieve peace and harmony worldwide and a solid grounding in classical, jazz and rhythm and blues is essential to a well rounded liberal arts education.

Professor Charles Lampkin

We offer these poems in the hope that you will become a friend, or greater friend, of the thoughts of poets, lost in the prisms of words.

The Charles Lampkin Memorial Foundation and Award Site for the promotion of visual and performing arts, in particular Jazz and Spoken Word; cultural literacy, the education of the young, the promotion of real music and a return to academic excellence.

Herein lies the remarkable story of Charles Lampkin (1913-1989), an African-American pioneer of Spoken Word, radio broadcasting and multi-cultural education in California. Starred in the first Atomic doomsday movie, 5IVE, produced by Arch Oboler in 1951. Nominated for an Academy Award and membership in the Smithsonian Institution. Composed a piano concerto before 1955. An inspiring biography suitable for film adaptation and documentary.


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