30 POETS, 30 DAYS

“Race” by Elizabeth Alexander

Clip: Special | 2m 11s | Video has closed captioning.

Many Americans first learned about Elizabeth Alexander when she read an original poem at the 2009 Inauguration of President Barack Obama. Alexander believes that as a writer and teacher it’s her job to break what she calls “the comfortable silences around race.” Elizabeth Alexander recited her poem “Race” at a reading in the Twin Cities sponsored by the Givens Foundation in 2012.

Aired: 03/28/17

Rating: NR

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