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TED Talks: Season 2018

2018x33 Mwende "FreeQuency" Katwiwa: Black life at the intersection of birth and death
TV-PG

  • 2018-02-01T05:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

"It is the artist's job to unearth stories that people try to bury with shovels of complacency and time," says poet and freedom fighter Mwende "FreeQuency" Katwiwa. Performing her poem "The Joys of Motherhood," Katwiwa explores the experience of Black mothers in America and discusses the impact of the Movement for Black Lives -- because, she says, it's impossible to separate the two.

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