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History and Poetry Meet in ‘A Standing Witness’

“A Standing Witness” has been performed across the country, including at the Kennedy Center in Washington. (Photo by Bill Head, illustration by John DiJulio, University Communications)

Some of the most important events of the past six decades will play out in the University of Virginia’s Old Cabell Hall on March 21 and 23.

“A Standing Witness,” a 14-song performance piece featuring poems by Henry Hoyns Professor of English Rita Dove, touches upon on everything from the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. to the 9/11 terror attacks.


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