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Playwright Janet Langhart Cohen listens to questions of students... News PhotoAsking,Duke Ellington School Of The Arts,Horizontal,Human Interest,Listening,Scriptwriter,Student,USA,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: The Washington Post 2013 The Washington PostWASHINGTON, D.C., FEBRUARY 20, 2013: Playwright Janet Langhart Cohen listens to questions of students after the performance of her dramatic reading and one-act play, 'Anne & Emmett' at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. Mark Williams, literary media arts chairman, also listens. 'Anne & Emmett' is an imaginary conversation between Anne Frank and Emmett Till. Frank recounts her experience in the Holocaust, and Till his tragic tale of racial hatred and violence in the American South. They then share in the search for reconciliation and hope in this unforgettable work. Janet Langhart Cohen, wife of former Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen, is an author, playwright , Emmy nominated broadcast journalist, and advocate for human rights. Students reading the play are Sarah Hirsch, Devin Re, Kim Bey, Elijah Lawrence.. (Photo by ASTRID RIECKEN For The Washington Post via Getty Images)