American Creed

Junot Díaz on Learning to Write, and Becoming American

Clip | 2m 8s

Acclaimed author Junot Díaz reminisces about his blue-collar upbringing in an immigrant neighborhood: “for all that we lacked, we believed we could come together in our profound diversity and make things happen.” Drawing on his own experience, he makes the case for public institutions like the New Jersey library where he learned to become a writer.

Aired: 02/27/18

Rating: TV-PG

Video has closed captioning.

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