1001 Black Men–#328

Hi all! I’ve missed sharing art with you these last couple weeks.

Today’s drawing was inspired by my recent trip to Yale University, where I had the opportunity to spend three days discussing the slave narrative with 27 other scholars. This drawing depicts the relationship of Yale University Black student athletes of today to the struggles, protests, and sacrifices of their predecessors. Students of African descent at Yale and at other majority white institutions owe a true debt of gratitude to the Black students of the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. Their protests and organizing laid the foundation for the fuller acceptance and representation that Black students experience on today’s campuses.

Ajuan Mance

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