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BEYOND EMANCIPATION:

AMERICAN DREAMS MANIFEST & DEFERRED

BEYOND EMANCIPATION:
AMERICAN DREAMS MANIFEST & DEFERRED

HISTORY-TELLING AND EXPLORATION FROM AMERICAN EMANCIPATION THROUGH RECONSTRUCTION

YOUR HISTORY-TELLER

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SHAUNDA LEWIS
SPECIALIST IN DECOLONIZATION

BEYOND EMANCIPATION: 

AMERICAN DREAMS MANIFEST & DEFERRED

SESSION DESCRIPTION

June 19, 1865 (celebrated as “Juneteenth” today) was a pivotal date in the fight for freedom in the United States, emancipating the last of those enslaved under what was the institution of slavery. But what did freedom look and feel like for 4 million Black Americans who knew nothing but what it meant to be enslaved? What did the United States look and feel like fresh from a ruthless Civil War leaving it deeply hurt and inherently divided? What did these conditions engender in the American people and the socio-cultural make-up of the country?

 

Come learn the story of America beyond emancipation. The story of Black dreams manifest, deferred, and ever-prevailing. Explore the migratory journey of the powerful people who survived the institution of slavery. Further your insights on what it means to be free in the United States of America.

 

WHY HISTORY?

At Stone and Grace, we use social science to understand our social constructs. One of those social sciences is history. History is the study, documentation, and exploration of the past. We use history to understand why things are the way that they are, in order to become informed architects in crafting a better future. 

History, the way many of learned it, is usually told from the perspectives of the victors - those who have assumed power.  For the majority of the past millennium that has been, on a global scale, for the most part, people of western European descent. We work to share history in a more holistic manner - sharing the stories of those who have been oppressed, suppressed, neglected, and/or potentially erased from history by those who have assumed power.

Someone once told me that history doesn't just repeat, it rhymes. We believe that when people know and understand their history, they build the power to make sure history doesn't rhyme and/or repeat; it progresses.

--Shaunda Lewis, Founder & Principal, Stone and Grace LLC

 

FROM THIS SESSION YOU'LL GAIN:

  • From this session you'll gain:

  • Deeper social awareness through exploring one migratory story of the people who survived the institution of slavery

  • A more accurate imprint of a piece of US history

  • A deeper appreciation of what it means to be free in the United States of America

  • Motivation to support Civil Rights and justice for all

SESSION STRUCTURE:

Virtual 90-minute Session (in-person option for those in the Greater Boston area)

PARTICIPATE AS AN INDIVIDUAL:

  • NOVEMBER 2022
  • DECEMBER 2022
  • JANUARY 2023

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FROM SESSION PARTICIPANTS:

It was a heavy topic but absolutely necessary and very inspiring. It really challenged my own complacency and my ability to effect change.

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