Author: ljones

As a native of Atlanta, I grew up surrounded by educators and activists. Much of my childhood was framed by the culture of the Atlanta University Center and the legacy of one of it’s most prestigious alum, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

Spending time on these campuses it was common for me to sit in on an African-American history lecture, or encounter a public ancestral libation ceremony. It was in my elementary school that I learned African dance, African drumming, Swahili, and celebrated Kwanzaa.