I knew black girls were magic long before a hashtag made it a movement. Growing up in Milwaukee, I had the privilege of being raised by a village of strong and educated black women. The knowledge my mother, grandmothers, aunts, sister friends and community mothers attained came from inside and outside the classroom. From getting my hair braided in the living room with Spike Lee’s Crooklyn playing in the background to community reading circles at Capitol Library to sprinkling brown sugar over a dish of candied yams at the kitchen table. Black women have been creating non-traditional spaces for learning long before “experiential learning” was a buzz phrase on college campuses.
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