1001 Black Men #908


Solespace, Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA.


I ran into Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler at the June 2015 opening of my 1001 Black Men art exhibit. Kortney was kind enough to allow me to photograph him for later inclusion in this series.

He is a Black scholar, technophile, and activist. Kortney was the first person to earn a Ph.D. in African American Studies at Northwestern University. He is also the award-winning director of Still Black: A Portrait of Black Transmen and the founder of Trans*H4CK, a tech-based organization that supports the development of open source applications for trans and gender non conforming communities. In 2013, he was named #29 in TheRoot.com’s list of the 100 most influential African Americans of the year.

Look for Kortney to continue to shape, influence, and expand our experience and understanding of race, gender, and social justice, for many years to come.

Ajuan Mance

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