Category Archives: Trethewey (Natasha)

Loving Led to Social Justice

The film “Loving” is a quiet but powerful film about the struggle against miscegenation laws. The Lovings’ battle helped the mixed race family of former poet laureate Natasha Trethewey, who talks about her parents and her own journey to find meaning.

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New Laureate Wrestles with Mixed Race

New poet laureate Natasha Trethewey describes herself floundering in her racial identity.

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