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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 theevent happening at NXTHVN and sponsored by the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School


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Tess is a senior producer for Connecticut Public news-talk show Where We Live. She enjoys hiking Connecticut's many trails and little peaks, gardening and writing in her seven journals.
Lucy leads Connecticut Public's strategies to deeply connect and build collaborations with community-focused organizations across the state.