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The Freedom Struggle
In the struggle between the promise of the American Dream and the failures of the dominant culture to comprehend that Black lives not only matter but, like all lives, are precious, the poet sings a healing song. In this section, we encounter African American poets who engage this struggle to resist injustice and envision new aesthetic, spiritual, and humanistic possibilities. — From the essay by Joanne M. Braxton
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The Freedom Struggle

Kevin Young Discusses “If We Must Die” by Claude McKay

September 30, 2020

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Kevin Young Reads “If We Must Die” by Claude McKay

September 30, 2020

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Phylicia Rashad Reads “The Slave Mother”

September 21, 2020

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“Lift Every Voice” Launch Event

September 25, 2020

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Aja Monet Reads “#sayhername”

September 16, 2020

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Oratorio: I Will Tell You the Truth About This, I Will Tell You All About It

August 24, 2020

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In Conversation with Sonia Sanchez

August 24, 2020

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Claudia Rankine reads from Citizen

August 24, 2020

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Readings from Collections | Dawn Lundy Martin

August 24, 2020

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Mahogany L. Brown

August 24, 2020

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Readings from Memoir and Poetry Collections

August 24, 2020

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Audre Lorde: The Uses of Anger

August 24, 2020

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The Poet and the Riot

August 24, 2020

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