Greater Sarasota

The Soul of Sarasota

02/10/2022 | 8m 33s | Video has closed captioning.

Building on her roots in the black church in Newtown, Melanie Lavender turned to writing and performing spoken word as a way to heal from multiple tragedies. She continues to cultivate strength and to speak up about the need for representation in Sarasota. Through her story, we'll explore Newtown's rich culture and heritage as a vital force for the future of Sarasota.

Aired: 02/10/22

Rating: NR

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Greater Sarasota is a local public television program presented by WEDU.

Produced by WEDU PBS in partnership with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, with generous funding from the Muriel O'Neil Fund.