Tuesday, June 14, 2011
TedxNashvlle - Poet Tyehimba Jess - Syncopated Sonnets
Poet Tyehimba Jess, who appeared @ The Inspired Word in Feb. 2011, tells the story of the McCoy Sisters who were conjoined through the hips. Each possessed her own arms, legs, and respiratory systems. They were born into slavery, rented out as freak show attractions by the age of 3, kidnapped to Britain, and then returned to American slavery. After the Civil War they traveled around the world as multilingual dancing, singing, piano playing stars.