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PBS NEWSHOUR

How poetry advanced the civil rights movement

  • Aired: 04/11/2014
  • 08:28
  • Rating: NR
U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey and Jeffrey Brown recently traveled from Mississippi to Alabama on a pilgrimage to witness the historical struggles and sorrows people faced during the civil rights movement. On their 100-mile journey, they examine the role of poetry in advancing the movement's message for justice and freedom.
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U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey.
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