Oprah Shares a Poem Commemorating Civil Rights Movement
From all over the country they came to march for change. Black and white, old and young, every creed and occupation, they came as one. Watch and listen as Oprah shares a poetic narration of the history of the civil rights marches from Selma, Alabama, to the state capitol in Montgomery.
Raise Up is an online hip hop and spoken word competition for youth ages 15-22. Youth who enter are asked to speak on the national high school drop out crisis. Five individual winners will each receive a $5,000 educational scholarship and a trip to Washington DC to perform at the Kennedy Center on September 28.
Evolving from a partnership between the Greenway Arts Alliance and Da' Poetry Lounge (the nation's longest running open mic poetry event), InkSlam is LA's premiere spoken word festival. This year All Def Digital was there to capture the gifted poets that graced the stage.
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