High School Training Ground

Young poet, educator and activist Malcom London performs his stirring poem about life on the front lines of high school. He tells of the “oceans of adolescence” who come to school “but never learn to swim,” of “masculinity mimicked by men who grew up with no fathers.” Beautiful, lyrical, chilling.

Young spoken-word poet Malcolm London has been called the “Gil Scott-Heron of this generation.” His feisty, passionate performances take on the issues of the day, including the Chicago education system in which he grew up.

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