New Headlight Technology Could Make Night Driving Safer If Regulations Changed, Recognizing Black American Triumph In The Past And Present

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Illustration by Kadir Nelson for The Undefeated. Written By Kwame Alexander. Published by Versify, an Imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Copyright 2019. 

Newberry Medal-winning author Kwame Alexander talks about his poem that recognizes the power and action of black Americans and black brilliance past and present. We also learn about a new vehicle headlight that might make night driving safer for Americans but would mean a change to federal regulation.

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  • A Look At The Power, Actions Of Black Americans Through Poetry

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Breann Schossow Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Nicholas Jarmusz Guest
  • Kwame Alexander Guest

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