Living out Loud: Storytelling for Social Change

EPISODE 5: Unapologetically Black: A Dialogue on Blackness and the U.S. Census

February 10, 2021

Almost from the start, the US Census has been a site of controversy. In this episode, librarian Gabby Womack shares her research with host/producer Dr. Debra Michals and graduate student Tiana Lawrence about 1930s changes in Census categories that had an impact on how people of color were counted, as well as the complicated history of "passing" and the experience of being black in the US.