Posts Tagged: Cortney Lamar Charleston
Tuesday 4/4: Erica Armstrong Dunbar reads from and discusses Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge. 7 p.m. at Germantown Friends School, free.
Jared Stanley and Lauren Kochman read poetry. 7 p.m. at L’Etage, free....more
First, in the Saturday Essay, Tyrese L. Coleman unearths the history behind her surname and the results of a DNA test. The results say she is 69% African, 33% originating from Benin, 29% European, and less than 2% Asian. Coleman digs deeper and considers the likelihood of having descending from slaves and their slaveholders, imperialists and the subjected, both the winners and losers in our history books....more
For the past year, we, Aziza Barnes and Nabila Lovelace, The Founders of The Conversation, debated how we could create space for folk we love, whose work is critical, in the South. We had been living in New York, which is regarded as something of a safe haven for the Black writer....more