Parks-King Lecture, "African American Poetry as the Sacred Word"
The annual lecture is intended to bring the contributions of African American scholars, social theorists, pastors, and social activists to YDS and to the wider New Haven community. Alexander was selected to compose and read an original poem at the inauguration of President Barack Obama, becoming just the fourth poet in modern American history to read at a presidential swearing-in ceremony
Prof. Elizabeth Alexander, Thomas E. Donnelley Professor of African American Studies & Professor American Studies & English at Yale University
Recorded: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 5:54pm