FROM THIS EPISODE
The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture opened in September 2016. We talk about the drama behind getting it built and filled with exhibits, including a pair of dolls used to illustrate children’s attitudes toward race.
The novel “Homegoing” starts with the slave trade in colonial Ghana, and traces that trauma through generations of Africans and African Americans.
Yaa Gyasi, Author
The book “Black Faces, White Spaces” explores why our concept of the great outdoors tends to look like the white outdoors.
Carolyn Finney, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at UC Berkeley. Author of “Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African-Americans to the Great Outdoors.”
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