With the Freddie Gray uprising as a catalyst, Baltimore residents voted in the $12 million Children & Youth Fund. Here’s how local activists in this majority Black city ensured that young, people-of-color-led, grassroots groups had a seat at the table.
Baldwin’s “Little Man, Little Man: A Story of Childhood” offers a haunting exploration of how Black children learn about racism. Colorlines talked to the late writer’s niece and one of the scholars who shepherded the title back to bookshelves about this unique work.
The documentarian’s new Starz series goes behind the scenes at a prestigious public Chicagoland high school to illuminate racial disparities. He talks to Colorlines about the project’s conception and how he eschews the White gaze.
“We have the power to not only make history, but be the historians that record it, too. So that it’s told correctly and respectfully. Couldn’t just sit here watching how others would ‘interpret’ this important story.”