Black to the Future (Pt.1) with Dr. Cherise Smith & Michael Ray Charles

El Puente Podcast-- 'a platform for POC conversations at the intersection of race, sexuality, religion, politics, art, music and everything in between'--recently spoke with art scholar Dr. Cherise Smith, Founding Executive Director of AGBS and Chair of the Department of African & African Diaspora Studies at UT Austin, and artist Michael Ray Charles. Dr. Smith's book Michael Ray Charles: A Retrospective, sets the stage as these El Puente guests discuss Black representation in visual culture--focusing on racist stereotypes such as Aunt Jemima, and how these stereotypes affect Black lived experiences.