Poetry Apr 11

Medgar Evers’ wife revisits his legacy 50 years later

During the annual Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage, Myrlie Evers-Williams spoke about how Medgar Evers was killed in front of the house where he died. Watch an excerpt of her speech in the video above. The 14th Congressional Civil…

Poetry Apr 11

Poet’s Notebook: Pilgrimage, Revisited

U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey reads her poem “Incident,” while in Jackson, Mississippi. This year, because of the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, Congressman John Lewis led the 14th Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage not only to its…

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