PBS NewsHour

How poetry advanced the civil rights movement

Clip: 04/11/2014 | 8m 28s

U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey and Jeffrey Brown recently traveled from Mississippi to Alabama on a pilgrimage to witness the historical struggles and sorrows people faced during the civil rights movement. On their 100-mile journey, they examine the role of poetry in advancing the movement's message for justice and freedom.

Aired: 04/11/14

Rating: NR

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