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Visual Exploration of Who African Americans Are

Visual Exploration of Who African Americans Are

MANASSAS, VA — Artist Zsudayka Nzinga Terrell vividly recalls the day in elementary school when an assignment about family history made the impossibility of answering the questions Who am I? and Where did I come from? clear.

“These white kids were able to get out and talk about hundreds of years of their background. And it was me and one of the black kids in the class who could go back to a plantation in Virginia and that’s it.”

“My people were brought here on a bottom of a ship,” she says. “They were sold and they were re-named. My dad’s side of the family took the last name of the job they had, which is Butler. My mom’s side of the family took the last name of the plantation that owned them. So I’m not just Nigerian now, I’m not just Ghanaian. I’m a combination of things.”

 

Aliqismet BADALOV,
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6 2019 17:31 -

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