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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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Lift Every Voice: African American Poetry — 250 Years of Struggle and Song
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October 27, 2020 6:30 PM

Camille T. Dungy Poetry Reading

Zoom presentation.
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November 2, 2020 7:00 PM

Zoom Meeting with Dr. Treasure Shields Redmond

Facebook Live & YouTube event.
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November 4, 2020 5:00 PM

Lift Every Voice with Dr. Joanne Gabbin

Zoom presentation.
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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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November 12, 2020 6:00 PM

Lift Every Voice: African American Poetry — 250 Years of Struggle and Song

Virtual meeting (YouTube).
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December 1, 2020 5:00 PM

Flow-etry Academy: Understanding Poetry

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January 20, 2021 6:30 PM

A Conversation of Hope: African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song

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January 21, 2021 6:00 PM

Lift Every Voice: A Space to Be

Online event / webinar.
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January 27, 2021 6:00 PM

Lift Every Voice: Another Voice

Online event / webinar.
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February 3, 2021 6:00 PM

Lift Every Voice: The Gift to Sing

Online event / webinar.
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