Yesterday morning, I spent an hour reading at a coffee shop before readwalking for another half-hour. Specifically, I read further in Keeanga Yamahtta-Taylor’s recently released How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective.* I’d been moved by her From #blacklivesmatter to Black Liberation and was thus excited to read more from her, even in principally interview format.
Yesterday, I read through the first interview and part of the second. In both interviews, I was struck by the interviewees’ memories of participating in the civil rights movement as youths. Those exchanges reminded me how good it felt to take my son to a few political events, and hear all his questions asked about the whys and hows of it all. I realized those memories might be part of what he someday remembers about his childhood.
I ended up taking him to hear Danny Glover and Dr. Gerald Horne speak: Continue reading “acting from reading”