A Mixtape for Our Unsung Presidents
Today is a national holiday honoring the current and former presidents of the United States. Today also marks the 18th day of Black History Month which takes place annually each February. We choose to recognize and celebrate the indelible contributions people of African descent have made to building and sustaining the U.S. - and many places across the world - not only in February but throughout the entire year.
In honor of increasing the visibility of these valuable contributions, we articulate a different history today. Our staff has put together a MIXTAPE of sounds, visuals and text - listing a few of our unsung “Presidents” - people of African descent in the U.S. and other parts of the world who are worthy of critical mention for unearthing spaces of dignity, imagination, knowledge and freedom-making for Black peoples to be and thrive.
Nosotros te Saludamos!
THE FUGITIVE by Uncivil
MAHALIA JACKSON & DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
JILL SCOTT Sings “STRANGE FRUIT”
PAUL NABOR, The Paranda Healer
ROSA PARKS & SHIRLEY CHISOLM
BLITZ THE AMBASSADOR’s “Diasporadical Trilogia”