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Copy of The Artist and the Mayor: Imagining the Future of Jackson, Mississippi

Two Jacksonians — and lifelong friends with very different perspectives — discussed their hopes for the future of their city. Acclaimed author Kiese Laymon and the youngest mayor in Jackson’s history, Chokwe Lumumba,  discussed their personal relationships to the city, its deeply rooted inequities, its rich cultural heritage, and the importance of civic and artistic communities in shaping its future. Presented by the Aspen Institute Arts Program at the Aspen Ideas Festival.

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Mon Jun 28, 2021