Prof. Jim Basker: How Poets Helped End Slavery

Jim Basker, founder of Oxbridge Academic Programs, led an interactive workshop on the role anti-slavery poets played in the abolitionist movement in the 18th and 19th centuries. Students read selections from William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, David Walker, and others to discover the power of words and poetry. The ultimate lesson? “If you want to change the world, be a poet.”

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