Little Rock 9: September 4, 1957

56 years ago today, Gov. Orval Faubus of Arkansas, called troops in to prevent the Little Rock Nine from entering Central High School. At the time, the bravery of the Little Rock Nine sparked a huge social change movement, and all eyes were on Arkansas and the United States government. For a…

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Dear World…

A few months ago, I had the awesome opportunity to be photographed by Robert Fogarty for his Dear World campaign. I had a great time and I really admire the work Robert is doing. Check out the letter below that will accompany this picture in a photo book. Dear World, I work…

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Drew High School: A Place Where Everybody Was Somebody

Drew High School was the all Black high school in Monticello, AR where my parents and most of my aunts and uncles attended. Future FBI agents, factory workers, garbage men, educators, scientists, ministers, medical professionals, attorneys, engineers, mechanics, carpenters, brick masons, and even business leaders walked the halls of the white school…

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Storytelling and Social Change: James Baldwin

On this day in 1924, one of the greatest writers, orators and social change leaders, James Baldwin, was born. The video below, Take This Hammer, is one example of how James Baldwin used the power of storytelling to bring truth to power. Check out the videos below and let us know what…

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