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Truth B Told: Conversations About Culture and Power

Andrea Blackman

Andrea

Andrea is the division director for the Special Collections Center at the Main Library. She is also a mother, professor, lover and scholar of hip hop, and a Zora enthusiast. She enjoys deep conversations and pushing the envelope, all the features of Truth B Told

Tasneem Tewogbola

Tasneem

Tasneem is the program and engagement designer in the Special Collections Center at the Main Library. She is also a writer, editor, performance artist, mother, and culinary queen of collard greens. She loves a good conversation, introspective questions, and soul-searching, all the features of Truth B Told

Andrea and Tasneem insist that Blackness is not about burden but excellence, victory and celebration. But you tell us: What do you love about black culture, black identity and black lives?

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Learn more about the cultural lessons from Andrea and Tasneem's childhoods. When did they begin to notice social injustice? Who guided them toward careers that prioritize conversations about race and identity as more than than just talk? When have you noticed?