C. Liegh McInnis (college 1989)
attending his first literary conference
C. Liegh with Uncle attending Broadway play, Ain't Misbehavin', as finale of conference
Singer/Poet Deja Gray
Birdland 1998
Mississippi Vibes 1999
Margaret Walker Alexander Library 2000
Teaching Creative Writing Class
Jackson State University Margaret Walker Alexander Poetry Festival 2001
David Williams, Jolivette Anderson, Pinkie’s Son,
Pinkie Gordon Lane, Ahmos Zu-Bolton, C. Liegh
JSU M.W.A. Poetry Festival 2001
C. Liegh and Writer/Scholar Pinkie Gordon Lane
JSU M.W.A. Poetry Festival 2001
Jolivette Anderson “The Poet Warrio
r”
Zora Neale Hurston Festival 2001
Dr. Jerry W. Ward and C. Liegh
Zora Neale Hurston Festival 2001
Dr. Ward and Writer/Scholar Amiri Baraka
UM Neo-Griot Conference 2001
Writer/Scholar Kalamu ya Salaam
and Natashia Taylor
Zora Neale Hurston Festival 2001
Amiri Baraka and Natashia Taylor
(C. Liegh's Step Daughter)
Zora Neal Hurston Festival 2001
Monica Taylor-McInnis Reads Her Poetry
University of Missouri Neo-Griot Conference 2001
Included are Askia M. Toure, Eugene Redmond,
C. Liegh, Ahmos Zu-Bolton, and Kalamu ya Salaam
UM Neo-Griot Conference 2001
Ahmos Zu-Bolton and Writer/Scholar Askia M. Toure
UM Neo-Griot Conference 2001
Kalamu ya Salaam, Graduate Student, and Askia M. Toure
 
Tom Dent Literary Festival 2001
Poet Saddi Khali and C. Liegh
Khali wins Tom Dent Award 2001
Tom Dent Literary Festival 2001
C. Liegh, Writer/Scholar Mona Lisa Saloy, and Saddi Khali
Tom Dent Literary Festival 2001
C. Liegh, Saddi Khali,
Mona Lisa Saloy, and Dr. Henry L
acey
University of Alabama Funktivity Conference March 2007
UA Funktivity Conference March 2007
C. Liegh and Kalamu ya Salaam
UA Funktivity Conference March 2007
C. Liegh and Literary Scholar Carmen Phelps
UA Funktivity Conference March 2007
Kalamu ya Salaam
UA Funktivity Conference March 2007
Writer/Scholar Thomas Sayers Ellis
UA Funktivity Conference March 2007
Writer/Scholar Tracie Morris and Musician/Scholar Scott Brown
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State of the Nation Arts and Performance Festival October 2007
Poet Valentine Pierce, Dancer Millicent Johnny, Poet Saddi Khali, C. Liegh McInnis, Writer/Actor Teo Castellanos
M.U.G.A.B.E.E. (Poets and Musicians)
Co-Founders of State of the Nation
Special Easter Poetry Reading at Cafe' Seven* 2008
Ezra Brown
(musician and ower of Seven*), DJ Fingerprint, and C. Liegh
Easter at Seven*
Easter at Seven*
Easter at Seven*
Easter at Seven*
Final Mississippi Vibes Open Mic February 2006
David Brian Williams
Final Mississippi Vibes Open Mic 2006
Ken E. Stiggers
Final Mississippi Vibes Open Mic 2006
Singer Genesis and David Brain Williams
David Brian Williams Homegoing Celebration December 2006
Rhonda Richmond, Ezra Brown, and Singer/Songwriter Cassandra Wilson
David Brian Williams Homegoing Celebration 2006
Artist/Educator Ramona Ward
Reading/Signing 1998
Kemet Books Memphis, TN
Outside Birdland Cafe' 1998
C. Liegh Testifying before City Hall
Regarding City's Investment in Education
Tri-Tone at Birdland 1998
Rhonda Richmond, Rufus Mapp, Nellie Mack, Ezra Brown
Singer/Songwriter Rhonda Richmond
Birdland 1998
Precussionist Rufus Mapp
Birdland 1998
Bassist Nellie Mack
Birdland 1998
Southern Vibes/Mississippi Vibes Founders
Poet Marcus Uganda White , Atty Derrick Johnson,
Poet Michael "Diallo" McClendon
Mississippi Vibes 1999
Poet/Educator David Brian Williams
Mississippi Vibes 1999
Poet/Educator Jolivette Anderson
Mississippi Vibes 1999
Poet/Film Maker Ken Stiggers
Mississippi Vibes Packed House March 1999
Writer/Scholar Dr. Jerry W. Ward
Mississippi Vibes 1999
M.U.G.A.B.E.E (Poets/Musicians/Activists)
Mississippi Vibes Packed House September 1999
Poet/Educator Judy K. Jefferson (left)
Mississippi Vibes 1999
Poet/Rapper Cu-Day-Tah
Mississippi Vibes 2000 Reading/Book Signing
Writer/Scholar Ahmos Zu-Bolton
Ebony Square Cafe' 2000
New Olreans, LA
Jackson State University 2000
C. Liegh and Ahmos Zu-Bolton
Mississippi Vibes 2000
Monica Taylor-McInnis
C. Liegh and Monica 2004
Returning from Literary Conference (CLA)
Final Mississippi Vibes Open Mic 2006
David Brain Williams
Jackson State University April 2007
Teaching World Literature Course
Photo used for story in The Clarian Ledger
Kwanzaa 2007
C. Liegh with Poet/Activist Martha Msemaji and Her Children
University of Mississippi Black Law Students Black History Blues Panel February 2007
Musician Ben Payton, BLS President Annette Hollowell, Musician Willie King,
Blues Scholar Scott Barretta, Chris Strachwitz--owner of Arhoolie Records, and C. Liegh McInnis
UMBLS Blues Panel February 2007
BLS President Annette Hollowell and C. Liegh
UMBLS Black History Blues Panel February 2007
Hollowell, Barretta,
Strachwitz, and C. Liegh
UMBLS Blues Panel February 2007
King, Barretta, and C. Liegh
UMBLS Black History Blues Panel February 2007
Strachwitz and C. Liegh
UMBLS Black History Blues Panel February 2007
C. Liegh making final point
Margaret Walker Alexander Library 2000
Teaching Creative Writing Class
Full Moon Artistry Festival August 2008
Cool A. Rolo, C. Liegh, PyInfamous, Collage, MUGABEE, Poet of Truth,
Renee Shakespeare, Donyale, Soleah Rayne, Martha Msemji, June Hardwick
Full Moon Artistry Co-Founders
Attorney/Poet/Activist June Hardwick and Poet/Scholar Deborah Collage Grison
Full Moon Artisty August 2008
Full Moon Artistry August 2008
Poet of Truth, 2008 JMA Poet of the Yea
r
Gospoetry Crew 2008
Gearld Morgan--saxophonist/poet, Big V--Host/Comic/Musician/Poet, and C. Liegh
Gospoetry Crew 2008
AJC--Rapper/Singer, Chanelle--Model, Gerald Morgan,
and far right Frank Wright--Drummer/Songwriter
"Vote for Your Life" and "Swing that Vote" Rallies October/November 2008
C. Liegh, John Horhn--Senator/Poet/Co-organizer of Rallies, AJC--Rapper/Poet/Singer
"Vote for Your Life" and "Swing that Vote" Rallies Nov. 2008
Vote Rallies November 2008
AJC--Poet/Rapper/Singer
James Powell 2008
Founder and First Host of Gospoetry
C. Liegh at Gospoetry 2008
I AM Seven* Foundation Fundraiser November 2008
Carl Reddix, M.D.--Board Member and C. Liegh
C. Liegh at Seven* Fundraiser
Cocky McFly--Comic/ Sunday Night Poetry Host
Hosting I AM Seven* Foundation Fundraiser 2008
I AM Seven* Foundation Board Members
Dora Brown--VP, Candace Brown--Co-VP, PyInfamous--Rapper/Poet
I AM Seven* Fundraiser 2008
B.A.M.B.O.O.--Poet/Pianist and
Poet of Truth--2008 Poet of the Year
Talibia Smith--Singer/Poet
I AM Seven* Fundraiser 2008
"Vote for Your Life" and "Swing that Vote" Rallies Oct./Nov. 2008
Judy K. Jefferson--Poet/Educator/Co-organizer (sitting)
Rhonda Richmond--Singer/Songwriter/Co-organizer, and C. Liegh
C. Liegh readig at Vote Rallies October 2008
2009 Mississippi Philological Association at Mississippi College
C. Liegh and Dr. James Potts--Professor of English and Conference Director
2009 MPA at MC
presenting poetry, fiction, and lit crit
2009 MPA at MC
C. Liegh during Q&A Session
C. Liegh reading poetry in DC at the NAACP
Inaugural Poetry Reading for President Obama
2009 Jackson State University Spoken Word Festival
C. Liegh, Dr. Dollye Robinson--JSU Dean, Kalamu ya Salaam--writer/scholar, Rhoyia Crozier--scholar/author, Carolyn N. Ingram--author, and Dr. Janice Neal--poet/scholar and Festival Director
Inside Program that lists C. Liegh as one of the poets for the NAACP Inaugural Poetry Reading for President Barack Obama
Program for the NAACP Inaugural
Poetry Reading for President Obama
C. Liegh backstage with Tongo Eisen-Martin at the
NAACP Inaugural Poetry Reading for President Obama
C. Liegh at 97.7 Neo Soul and Poetry Sundays
with Que--DJ and Host
97.7 Neo Soul and Poetry Sundays
97.7 Neo Soul and Poetry Sundays (April 26, 2009)
DJ Spindat--poet/DJ, DJ Venom, C. Liegh, Que--DJ/Host, Tarah Stewart--Manager/Ekeltic Soul, DJ/Engineer Kausi Kai, and Greg Stewart "JYD"--Drummer/Ekeltic Soul (kneeling)
C. Liegh at 97.7 Neo Soul and Poetry Sundays
with Que--DJ and Host
97.7 Neo Soul and Poetry Sundays
C. Liegh reading his short stories, "Transition" and "Salvation," which were taught in American Literature II at Holmes Community College
C. Liegh engaged in Q & A at
Holmes Community College Spring 2009
Mississippi Vibes 1999
Umar Bin Hassan of the Last Poets and David Brian Williams
Zora Neale Hurston Festival 2001
C. Liegh signing festival anthology after reading his poems
ZNHF Banquet 2001
Maya Angelou after delivering Keynote
UM Neo-Griot Conference 2001
C. Liegh presents paper on Non-Hip Hop Poets
UM Neo-Griot Conference 2001
Candace Zu-Bolton and
Scholar Ywemboui Zu-Bolton (Ahmos' wife)
Final Mississippi Vibes Open Mic 2006
D. B. W. Homegoing Celebration 2006
Cassandra Wilson
State of the Nation
C. Liegh Reading Poetry
Poet Saddi Khali Reading
at State of the Nation
Full Moon Artistry 2008
Poet/Rapper Skipp Coon
Big V becomes new Gospoetry host
Gospoetry Poet Jonathan Thomas
Gospoetry Poet/Rapper
Gzosh
C. Liegh Reading at
The Birdland 1998
C. Liegh Interviewed at Ayers Case Press Conference
Singer/Songwriter Toma
C. Liegh Reading at the Writer's Spotlight at the Eudora Welty Commons June 13, 2009
Jan Jankovitz Writer/Coordinator
Writer's Spotlight
Katrina Byrd Novelist/Short Story Writer
Writer's Spotlight
Kanika Welch aka Poet of Truth
Writer's Spotlight
Bob Hudson Poet/Satirist
Writer's Spotlight
C. Liegh Teaching Literature of Science at the Tougaloo Collge Jackson Heart Study Summer Science Program, July 2009
C. Liegh and noted scholar/editor/author Dr. Jerry Ward discuss the theme of critical thinking and decision making in the work of Richard Wright at the
Moss Point Visionary Career Fair, October 29, 2009
C. Liegh conducting creative writing workshop for the Annual Moss Point Visionary Career Fair--October 31, 2009
C. Liegh, local poet Rae, and Community Kwanzaa Coordinator Brother David
Kwanzaa 2009
C. Liegh lecturing on the principle of Kuumba
C. Liegh and Poet/Scholar/Activist Sonia Sanchez  Malcolm X Day Celebration February 2010
C. Liegh reading poem at 2010 Malcolm X Day
Scholar/Editor/Poet Dr. Perselfannie McDaniels
and Sonia Sanchez Malcolm X Dday 2010
C. Liegh reading poem at the Conference of the Veterans
of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement March 26, 2010
C. Liegh on panel of the Conference of VMCRM with
Dr. Leslie McLemore and Dr. Robert Lucket
C. Liegh with poet/playwright/activist Carlton Turner after his powerful reading at the Conference of the VMCRM
C. Liegh reading poetry final day of
the Conference of the VMCRM
Poet/scholar/professor Dr. Jerry W. Ward reads at the Conference of the VMCRM
Poet/playwright/scholar Charlie Braxton
reads at the Conference of the VMCRM
Poet Mariama Gibbs-Guice reads at
the Conference of the VMCRM
Comic Cocky McFly hosts the Poet Speaks Reading on final day of Conference
Some of the poets who read at the three-day Conference of the VMCRM:  Kalair Sabir, C. Liegh McInnis, Dr. Jerry W. Ward, Kanika Welch (The Poet of Truth), and Mariama Gibbs-Guice, and Charlie Braxton (seated)
C. Liegh with Derrick Johnson, President of Mississippi NAACP at the Conference of MCRM
C. Liegh with  poet/publisher /scholar Dr. Haiki Madhubuti at the JSU Creative Arts Festival April 8, 2010
Madhubuti with Civil Rights organizer, activist,
and educator Hollis Watkins at the JSU CAF
Madhubuti with Student from C. Liegh's Creative  Writing Class at JSU Creative Arts Festival
Poet/editor/scholar Dr. Jerry Ward and Poet/Publisher/Scholar Dr. Haki Madhubuti at the JSU Creative Arts Festival April 7, 2010
Poetic Voices for Cuban Aid Festival
June Hardwick, C. Liegh, and Martha Msemji
C. Liegh with singer/songwriter at the Jackson Buddhist Celebration
of Peace held at the Smith Robertson Museum, September 2010
Sen. Hillman Frazier reads proclamation at
Buddhist Celebration of Peace
Noted Peace Advocate speaks at Jackson Buddhist Celebration of Peace
Peace Advocate and Vietnam Vet
lectures on the need for peace over war
C. Liegh and Rob discuss Celebration and other issues
50 Year Anniversary Celebration of the 1961 Freedom Rides
November 11, 2010 - Photos
courtesy of Jay D. Johnson
Freedom Riders:  Henry Thomas, Catherine Burks,
William Harbour, Lewis Zuchman, and Hezekiah Watkins
C. Liegh reads poem at the Anniversary Celebration
Packed House for the 50 Year Anniversary of the 1961 Freedom Rides
C. Liegh gives keynote for the Mississippi Conference NAACP Youth Banquet  November 2010
C. Liegh presenting poetry at the Margaret Walker Alexander Fall Open House, September 2010
C. Liegh lecturing and conducting a workshop during the Jackson Public Schools Librarians Professional Development Day on "The Role of the Librarian in Developing Student, Classroom, and Community Reading, October 28, 2010
2011 AWP Conference February 2 - 6
C. Liegh, Poet/Scholar Dr. Chezia Thompson Cager Strand, Poet/Scholar Margaret Noori, and Literary Icon Ishmael Reed just after their panel discussing the special issue of Black Magnolias "The Crossroads of Africanness and Indianness in the Landscape of the Americas
2011 AWP Conference
Reed leads a workshop discussion about art and socio-political activism
AWP Conference 2011
Below Poets read their works from the Black Magnolias special issue.
Poet Ashley Kimbro reads poetry that weaves Native and Engish languages
Poet/Scholar Dr. Margaret Noori reads poems about the
importance of preserving native language and culture
Poet/Scholar and Guest Editor
Dr. Chezia Thompson Cager Strand
Dr. Thompson and Kevin Robinson weave words and music
C. Liegh reads a poem about his 11th grade encounter with a Native American Man whom he thought was homeless and crazy but was teaching him a lesson of language and culture
Literary Icon Ishmael Reed brings the house down with poetry and commentary about the importane of Native and African American connections
2011 Jackson State University Black History Program with Keynote by Dr. Cornel West
C. Liegh, SGA President Andross Milteer, Dr. Marcus Channey, President Dr. Carolyn Meyers, and Dr. Cornel West
Dr. West during C. Liegh's Poetry Presentation
C. Liegh focused on West lecture
Dr. West delivering the word
C. Liegh Reading at MWA Poetry Festival 2001
Jeremiah Wright delivers Keynote for 2010 Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement
C. Liegh and Monica at the 2010 Hip Hop Summit
July 2010
C. Liegh and Acting JSU President McLemore at President's Monthly Book Discussion October 28, 2010
This month's book was Carter G. Woodson's The Mis-Education of the Negro
More energetic and passionate discussion at the President's Monthly Book Discussion
Dr. West and C. Liegh rap and exchange ideas after program
C. Liegh, Dr. West, and Grammy/American Music Award
winning engineer and composer Ron Carbo
C. Liegh reading poetry at 2011 VMCRM Conference
C. Liegh reading poetry at 2011 VMCRM Conference
Mississippi Civil Rights Legend Hollis Watkins
hosts VMCRM Conference
Mississippi Civil Rights Icon Frank Figgers
expresses mission and welcome
Mississippi Civil Rights Legend Owen Brooks
provides insightful message and introduces speaker
SNCC Freedom Singers light a fire
JSU Drama Troupe Maddrama provides creative introduction of Minister Louis Farrakhan
Minister Farrakhan enjoys Maddrama performance
C. Liegh presenting poem at VMCRM
Minister Farrakhan applauding C. Liegh's poem
Minister Farrakhan delivering Keynote a 2011 VMCRM Conference
2011 Margaret Walker Alexander Creative Arts Festival Opening Panel
Back Row:  C. Liegh, MS Hip Hop Icon/Activist Brad Franklin, JSU English Chair Dr. Jean Chamberlain, MWA Center Dir. Dr. Robert Lucket, Literary Icon/Scholar Amiri Baraka, Literary Icon/Scholar
Sonia Sanchez, and Poet/Playwright/Scholar Charlie Braxton
Panel discusses the socio-political nature of art and the struggle of the political artist
An insightful and energetic panel, and later that evening all four members participated in a tremendous poetry reading
C. Liegh with Pulitzer Prize winner and US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey 2012
C. Liegh at the dedication and archiving of the papers of poet/scholar/activist F. Malika Johnson's involvement with the Black Panther Party for Self Defense 2012
C. Liegh and activist/organizer Asinia Lukata Chikuyu at the dedication and archiving of the papers of poet/scholar/activist F. Malika Johnson's involvement with the Black Panther Party for Self Defense
Photos from the December 2012 Jazzoetry Reunion:  Far left C. Liegh with internationally noted Jazz musician and founder of Jazzoetry Ezra Brown
February 2013 Django Unchained Community Discussion sponsored by Gallery 1 and The COFO Center:  Panelist are poet/community activist Tongo Eisen-Martin, fiction writer/poet/JSU Professor Dr. RaShell Smith-Spears, Ormond White, actor in Django Unchanied, and C. Liegh
Packed house for Django Unchained Discussion
More panelists photos and to far right Dr. Daphne Chamberlain, co-cordinator of the event
Jackson State University Chinua Achebe Tribute (April 4, 2013):  From Left:  Dr. Robert Blaine, Dr. Helen Chukwuma, C. Liegh, Dr. Jean Chamberlain, graduate student, Dr. Rico Chapman, Dr. Preselfanie McDaniels, and Dr. Sakinah Rashied
C. Liegh after appearing on the Mississippi Arts Hour Radio Program
March 17, 2013
C. Liegh reading his poem, “The Bridge (For Medgar at the Crossroads),”at the NAACP's Commemoration of the 50 Years since the Assassination of Medgar Evers May 17, 2013
C. Liegh reading his poem, "Free the Land Man," at the Homegoing Celebration for activist/freedom figher/Mayor Chokwe Lumumba (March 8, 2014)
C. Liegh speaking at the JSU Memorial
for Mayor Chokwe Lumumba
March 6, 2014