Accomplished young Chicago poet Malcolm London will be featured on “TED Talks Education” tonight on PBS, performing a spoken word piece dealing with race, class, and education.
“TED Talks Education” will be hosted by John Legend, and feature prominent speakers, but Malcolm be one of the few youth voices on the show.
In many ways, London, who just turned 20, is a terrific fit for TED — which stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. The nonprofit organization bills itself as being devoted to ideas worth spreading and often features people who have taken unorthodox paths giving talks about what they’ve learned.
A gifted writer and performer, London won first place in the Louder Than A Bomb youth poetry festival in 2011. He has participated in dramatic readings alongside stars such as actor Matt Damon. London is bright and has been called the Gil Scott-Heron (“The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”) of his generation.
This is a great opportunity for this impressive young man. We’re definitely excited to see Malcolm’s performance!
TED Talks Education airs tonight at 10pm EST on PBS