February 28, 2024
1220 10th Street
Anacortes, WA 98221
They Want Our Rhythm, but Not Our Blues: African American Innovation through Pop Culture
Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Reflecting on music, sports, language, food, and even hair, this talk calls audiences to recognize the blues that made African American popular culture. The innovations created under oppression are often appropriated by the oppressor—they want our rhythm. And such culture and creativity has been forged from their everyday struggles—but they do not want our blues.
LaToya Brackett (she/her) is an associate professor of African American studies at the University of Puget Sound.