The Rug Has Been Pulled

“It’s not one thing. It’s the total destruction of black humanity . . . The only thing that survives, that keeps coming back, is black memory. We will not die. There are black people in the future.” Poet Nikky Finney, UNC’s 2020 Frank B. Hanes Writer-in-Residence, from the panel “‘Blacker than a hundred midnights’: Public History and Memory and the Souls of Blackfolk in the South.”

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