Being: The Civil Conversations with Krista Tippett

"Civility, History, and Hope" - Vincent Harding is a wise voice of history, the history of civil rights. This hour, as part of the Civil Conversations Project, Harding helps us imagine how the lessons of that time might speak to divisions in America now. He's spent recent decades bringing the elders and lessons of civil rights into creative contact with new generations. As we navigate rancor in our time, he says, we can look both to history and again to the margins of society, to young people of courage and creativity.

On Being's Civil Conversations Project features six voices of wisdom, poetry and practicality: poet Elizabeth Alexander, philosopher Anthony Appiah, abortion rights activist Frances Kissling, Evangelical educator Richard Mouw, civil rights veteran Vincent Harding, and MIT psychologist and technologist Sherry Turkle. In conversation with Krista Tippett, they model new kinds of conversation and relationship with difference. They offer ideas and tools for healing our fractured civic spaces.


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