Freedom's Journey: Poetic Reflections on African American Legacies

As the nation memorializes the 150th anniversary of the outbreak of the Civil War, Connecticut honors its diverse cultural history. Robert Stanton, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior, former Director of the National Park Service, and noted African-American environmentalist will talk about the importance to preserve and commemorate heritage sites. In this presentation, poets Kate Rushin, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Jarita Davis, Randall Horton, Bessy Reyna, and Ravi Shankar recite the poetry they wrote to celebrate CT Freedom Trail sites. Moderated by Laura Wexler, Professor of American Studies at Yale University.

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