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Rita Dove Reads “Hattie McDaniel Arrives at the Coconut Grove”

December 7, 2020
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Former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove reads her 2004 poem about the actress who became the first African American to win an Academy Award in 1940. Dove's poem appears in the "Blue Light Sutras" section of African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song.