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TedxNashvlle - Tyehimba Jess - Syncopated Sonnets

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Published on May 18, 2011

Tyehimba tells the story of the McCoy Sisters who were conjoined through the hips. Each possessed her own arms, legs, and respiratory systems. They were born into slavery, rented out as freak show attractions by the age of 3, kidnapped to Britain, and then returned to American slavery. After the Civil War they traveled around the world as multilingual dancing, singing, piano playing stars.

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