It’s Time for Americans to Reckon With the True History of Racial Oppression in This Country.
In Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America, Jeffery Robinson aims to help us do just that. From the historical connection of slave patrols to local police departments, through the massacres of communities of freed slaves, to the fact that the essential elements of the practice of modern day slavery continued long after the civil war, Robinson challenges us to think about where we started as a country, where we are, and where we want to end up. His words lay bare an all-but-forgotten past, as well as our shared responsibility to create a better country in our lifetimes.
On June 19, 2018, Liberated People, Off Center Productions, and Culture Project brought Jeffery Robinson’s renowned talk on the history of racism to the New York stage. The live performance of Who We Are, together with behind-the scenes footage, interviews with project participants, and other presentations by Jeffery Robinson, will form the basis of a feature-length documentary. Shorter segments of the history Robinson shares will be made available online, paired with educational resources and curricula that can be used in classrooms around the country and world.
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