Young African-American men speak up about what it’s like living in Oakland.
For once the cover of a book does it justice. The Griots of Oakland: Voices from the African-American Oral History Project is a gorgeous volume, richly illustrated with dozens of photos of African-American males sharing their answers to questions from, “Are you going to college?” to “What’s it like being a young African-American man in Oakland?” Their answers will probably surprise you.
Read Julia Park Tracey’s entire article in The Monthly here.
Source: Tracey, Julia Park (2015, July), Stories in Voices Yet Unheard, The Monthly, volume 45 number 10, 8.