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Location: Baird Auditorium at National Museum of Natural History. Event hosted by the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, and the Director of the Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture.
DC-based poetry group 'Collective Voices' recited and performed original works. Topics of original poems include the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Black Pride, Martin Luther King, Jr, Malcolm X, and experiences of African American women. Poet, activist, professor Sonia Sanchez spoke of Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights leaders and activists; non-violent resistance and protest; racism, discrimination, and oppression; creative power of learning; fight for social change; outreach and teaching; and AIDS in Africa and the United States. After lecture, a performance of 'Letter to Martin,' written by Sonia Sanchez and music by 'Sweet Honey in the Rock.'
Poetry and lecture. Audio only. Dated 20000113.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Show 2000: Poetry Performance and Lecture, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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