“Black Joy”

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“Black History Untold: Black Joy” is a storytelling project created by SOFIYA BALLIN, staff writer of the Philadelphia Inquirer. The collection of personal narratives is told by several African Americans of Philadelphia who share their moment of Black joy—a term Ballin describes as a celebration of black people and black culture. In this hour, Marty talks with the project’s creator, JAMES PETERSON, director of Africana Studies and associate professor of English at Lehigh University, ARIELL JOHNSON, owner of Amalgam Comic & Coffeehouse, KAMEELAH RASHAD, founder of Muslim Wellness Foundation.

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