Cut off–that is black America.

225Ian Peterkin,
Bridgeport, CT.

When you think about it, what do you know of the achievements of black Americans other than what you get in February? Virtually everything I’ve learned about black art, literature, culture, and religion, I learned on my own. Cut off from one’s cultural identity, point of origin, and the stories that should inform one’s life–that’s what it means to be black in America.

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