"Freedom's Journey: Poetic Reflections on African American Legacies" video podcast now live

Freedom’s Journey, the International Festival of Arts & Ideas’ exploration into the progression of civil rights in the U.S. and in Connecticut, commissioned six poets to write new poems about historic sites along Connecticut’s Freedom Trail. Poets Kate Rushin, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Jarita Davis, Randall Horton and Bessy Reyna recited their poems as part of “Freedom’s Journey: Poetic Reflections on African-American Legacies.” This Ideas program, originally presented on June 23rd during the 16th International Festival of Arts & Ideas, features Robert Stanton, Senior Advisor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior, former Director of the National Park Service, and noted African-American environmentalist who talked about the importance to preserve and commemorate heritage sites. Moderated by Laura Wexler, Professor of American Studies at Yale University.

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