Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019

From historians Keisha N. Blain (author of Set the World on Fire) and Ibram X. Kendi (author of How to Be an Antiracist) comes what sounds like a fascinating new book, Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619 – 2019

Source: Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019

    • dmf
    • September 16th, 2020

    how to cultivate beauty/passion in times of degredation

    • dmf
    • September 17th, 2020

    What to do with this knowledge that our living is not guaranteed?

    Perhaps one day you touch the young branch
    of something beautiful. & it grows & grows
    despite your birthdays & the death certificate,
    & it one day shades the heads of something beautiful
    or makes itself useful to the nest. Walk out
    of your house, then, believing in this.
    Nothing else matters.

    All above us is the touching
    of strangers & parrots,
    some of them human,
    some of them not human.

    Listen to me. I am telling you
    a true thing. This is the only kingdom.
    The kingdom of touching;
    the touches of the disappearing, things.

    Aracelis Girmay, “Elegy”

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