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The Summer Black Culture Pushed Back


(Daniel Fishel for The Washington Post) In this op-ed for the Washington Post, Alyssa Rosenberg highlights some of the offerings, from Black artists, during this summer of social unrest. From local artists engaged in protest, to Beyoncé's newest project, this opinion piece considers a broad spectrum of arts-offerings.

“For Black Americans, 2020 has been defined by agonizing reminders that the past isn’t really past. Yet something hopeful happened over the past several months, too. This summer, Black culture pushed back. On stages large and small, Black artists boldly offered up galvanizing visions that suggest not only can Americans of all races disentangle ourselves from a racist past, but also we can build a better future together.”