PBS NewsHour

Poet laureate Joy Harjo opens a Native 'doorway of hope'

Clip: 09/19/2019 | 7m 23s | Video has closed captioning.

Joy Harjo, the new poet laureate of the United States, is the first Native American to achieve that honor. Jeffrey Brown recently sat down with Harjo, a member of Oklahoma's Muscogee Creek Nation, in Tulsa to discuss how arts shaped her upbringing, her perspective on contemporary "forces of hatred" and why her accomplishment represents a “doorway of hope” for other indigenous people.

Aired: 09/19/19

Rating: NR

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