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Lift Every Voice public programs engage participants in a multifaceted exploration of African American poetry, the perspectives it offers on American history and the struggle for racial justice, and the universality of its imaginative response to the personal experiences of Black Americans over three centuries.
The Initiative Features: 
・ Signature events with Kevin Young and an acclaimed poets and performers in New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas City, and Los Angeles
・ Regional programming in 49 public libraries nationwide
sIGnAtUre EvEnTs:
Lift Every Voice: Atlanta's Contribution to the Black Poetic Tradition
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October 1, 2020 6:00 PM

The Past, the Present, & the Boundless Future: Black Poetry in the Crescent City & Beyond

Facebook Live & YouTube event.
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October 14, 2020 5:15 PM

Black History and Memory: A Discussion on Black Diasporic Poetry

Virtual panel discussion.
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October 18, 2020 2:00 PM

ONLINE: Lift Every Voice: Why African American Poetry Matters

Community read and discussion via Zoom.
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October 22, 2020 5:00 PM

Lift Every Voice II: Black History in History and Memory

Virtual meeting.
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October 22, 2020 7:00 PM

Lift Every Voice: Atlanta's Contribution to the Black Poetic Tradition

Community panel discussion.
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November 12, 2020 5:00 PM

Lift Every Voice III: Black Identities: Self-Assertion and Self-Protection

Virtual meeting featuring Nikky Finney.
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