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The Undefeated

  • National Gallery of Art: East Building Auditorium Constitution Avenue Northwest Washington, DC United States (map)

Event Details:

Join poet and educator Kwame Alexander who will share inspiration and read excerpts from his newly released picture book The Undefeated. Originally performed for ESPN’s website The Undefeated, this illustrated poem is a love letter to black life in the United States. With references to lyrics and lines originally shared by our most celebrated heroes, Martin Luther King Jr., Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, and others, the poem offers deeper insights into the accomplishments of the past, while bringing stark attention to the endurance and spirit of those surviving and thriving in the present. The Undefeated brings together race, sports, culture, and art. Kwame Alexander will be joined in conversation with artist Kadir Nelson, moderated by Kevin Merida, senior vice president and editor-in-chief at ESPN. Approximately 45 minutes in length. Recommended for ages 8 and up

A signing of The Undefeated follows.

The program will be streamed live online.