Stories of Black LGBTQ Resilience and Economic Mobility

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From Currency to Capital

Two hundred years ago most Black individuals residing in the United States were slaves: bought, sold and used as currency. It was January 1, 1863, when the Emancipation Proclamation made humans owning others illegal and began the process of ending chattel slavery across the country.   In effect – Black people in America have since…


Empowering Voices of the Black LGBTQ Community

In the 21st century, text is no longer the only vehicle of storytelling. Additionally, who presents the storytelling is just as important as how they are told. This has laid the groundwork for Media 2070, a 100-page research essay detailing the history of U.S. media participation in anti-Black racism and harm.