The first of three volumes of “ON THE YARD” episodes inspired by the HOMECOMING HOLIDAY. Lezli and her ON THE YARD co-host Zuri Levene Harvell; Spelman College ‘21, chat cultural memory in the African-American community with Leila Sampson; Spelman College ‘21, whose family has been attending Spelman and Morehouse since the 1890s and Jada Thorne, Spelman College ‘21, who is a third-generation Oak Bluffs Family, a legacy started by her grandfather who was one of the Tuskegee Airmen. The four explore the traditions they hope remain for forthcoming generations, how Spelman and summering on Martha’s Vineyard empowered them respectively, and why they feel they must continue this legacy.
Relevant and Recommended Reads
Memories of Homecoming at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Education Steeped in African American Culture: Historically Black Colleges and Universities
The Green Book: The Black Travelers’ Guide to Jim Crow America
Podcast Team = Lezli Levene Harvell (Host & Executive Producer) /Zuri Levene Harvell (Co-Host) / Justin Bates (Sound Engineer)