Have you ever had one of those moments when it feels like everyone that experienced it just lived for a split second in another realm? We have. While recording this episode.
This conversation on #BlacknessandHistory between host, Lisa Sharon Harper, and Civil Rights Movement veteran, Ruby Nell Sales (SNCC organizer, celebrated theologian and founder of The SpiritHouse Project), hits new levels of deep within the first few minutes—and they keep drilling down.
More than an interview, this is a transcendent exchange—between an elder and a generation. Listen in as Sales and Harper go in on: Southern Black excellence, intersectional identities, respectability politics, the white imagination of blackness, internalized white patriarchy, beloved community, reparations and humility.
Do not miss this.
Finally, this moment was so special that Harper and Sales kept going for 20 mins after the episode wrapped. We got it on tape! Watch for that bonus episode later this month!
Carry your weight in the heat of the say reminds us that when picking cotton in the heat of the day, we were told to pick at least our weight. So in the midst if oppression, we have already carried our weight in the heat of the day–literally. Surely we can do the same for an issue of our choosing.
“To carry your weight in the heat of the day” reminds us that we have already carried our weight in cotton while oppressed. Surely we can carry our weight in the heat of the day on an issue of our choosing. ..