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Ralph Waldo Emerson Video & Audio


Actor Wendell Refior performs an excerpt of Self-Reliance as Ralph Waldo Emerson. Bless his heart.

The Ideal in America

A preview of the Emerson documentary.

Women in Emerson's Life

Jim Manley, the director of the Emerson documentary The Ideal in America, leads a short mini-documentary about the influence of intelligent women in Emerson's life.


A reading of Emerson's poem.


A reading of Emerson's poem.

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