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Celebrating the life and legacy of New Haven resident Winfred Rembert

New Haven resident Winfred Rembert was a civil rights activist, who survived a near-lynching in the 1960s and seven years on chain gangs.

This hour we talk about his 2022 Pulitzer Prize biography, Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist’s Memoir of the Jim Crow South. We hear from co-author Erin Kelly and talk with Rembert's wife, Patsy. Rembert passed in March 2021, and his Pulitzer Prize was awarded posthumously.

We hear about his life, his work as a leather artist and the legacy he leaves behind.

Later, we hear about the Open Source, a visual arts festival taking place this fall.

Check out the event happening at NXTHVN and sponsored by the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School

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