The Common Good
July 2014

VIDEO: Knock Knock

by The Editors | July 2014

Daneil Beaty performs “Knock Knock,” a powerful poem that tells the story of his father’s incarceration.

Daniel Beaty is an award-winning singer, playwright, actor, author, and composer, but he is foremost a storyteller. In “The Power to Heal” (Sojourners, July 2014), editorial assistant Rebecca Kraybill talks with Beaty about how he uses stories to call us toward “the capacity to do better.”

Listen to Beaty perform “Knock Knock,” a powerful poem that tells the story of his father’s incarceration.

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