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daughters and claudine

As I count the hours until tonight’s broadcast of the 1974 motion picture Claudine on Turner Classic Movies with Ava Duvernay introducing, I am still thinking of TCM’s recent broadcast of Julie Dash’s 1991 Daughters of the Dust. Duvernay also introduced that beautiful film, which I will show in my Antebellum America class this fall.… Continue reading daughters and claudine


this kid

Wow. Cori Gauff. The youngest person to qualify for Wimbledon. She beat 5x Wimbledon Champ Venus Williams, one of her idols, in the first round. An Atlanta native most recently from Delray Beach in my beloved Florida. Her focus inspires. History! Go, Coco!