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Walt Whitman’s complicated American Voice discussion set for April 21

04/12/2022 | Media Contact: Claire Sylvester | (609) 343-4933
Flyer for the event with photo of Walt Whitman

Dr. David Blake from The College of New Jersey will present a discussion on poet Walt Whitman’s modern legacy at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 21 in room H116 at the Mays Landing campus, 5100 E. Black Horse Pike.

The presentation will be streamed live via Zoom at

Blake is an English Professor teaching courses in 19th and 20th Century U.S. Literature and Connections Between Politics and Literature. Blake is the author of “Walt Whitman and the Culture of Celebrity” (Yale) and the co-editor of “Walt Whitman, Where the Future Becomes Present” (Iowa).

For more information on this presentation or “Voices and Votes,” contact Denise Coulter at

About ‘Voices and Votes’

The “Voices and Votes” exhibition examines the nearly 250-year-old American experiment of a government “of, by and for the people,” and how each generation since continues to question how to form “a more perfect union.”

The display includes historical and contemporary photos, educational and archival video, engaging multimedia interactives with short games, and historical objects like campaign souvenirs, voter memorabilia, and protest material.

“Voices and Votes” is based on an exhibition currently on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History called “American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith.” It is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and the Federation of State Humanities Councils. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.

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