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Driven By The Past

When critical analysis and even basic facts of American history are under attack, regarding events of four centuries ago or from earlier this year, what can we learn from stories of Black life that have been distorted, immortalized, or lost? How can African American storytelling traditions help charge and change what we understand about our lives today? Join us for a conversation on the intersecting power of Black cultural legacies and America’s national collective memory, with Farah Jasmine Griffin (Read Until You Understand: The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature), Tiya Miles (All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake), and Clint Smith (How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America). Moderated by arts leader Rob Fields.

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