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"There are years that ask questions, and years that answer."

Zora Neale Hurston

(let this be a year where you get answers)

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We offer an enriching blend of courses, workshops, and digital content that interweave African American history, literature, and art with the transformative power of storytelling.

Recent Blog Posts

Family, Community, and Institution Building: Charting Liberated Black Futures through mBongi and Kindezi
In the ongoing quest for liberation, the practices of family, community, and institution building stand as foundational elements in the concept of Black futures. The journey toward liberated Black futures requires a reclamation and revitalization of ...
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Unshackling Time: The 4th of July through a Black Speculative Lens
Note: All links take you to online independent bookseller BookShop, and I receive commissions.As fireworks burst into the summer sky, draping our cityscapes in the glow of red, white, and blue, we gather to commemorate Independence Day—the 4th of Jul...
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Imagining Black Futures: Lessons from Black Speculative Fiction
Note: All links take you to online independent bookseller BookShop, and I receive commissions.As an educator and a lifelong lover of literature, I've always found solace, inspiration, and truth in the pages of a good book. But there's something parti...
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From Night to Light: The Vernal Equinox as a Metaphor in African American Legacy
The vernal equinox, that liminal space where day and night hold court in equanimity, serves not merely as a celestial occurrence but as a profound cultural and historical marker within the African American legacy. This period of temporal balance offe...
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Beyond Boundaries: Celebrating the Indomitable Spirit of Black Women
Ah, March, the month where we gather to honor the vibrant tapestry of women's history. But wait, let's hit the brakes and give a standing ovation to the unsung heroines who've carved their names into the annals of history with grit, grace, and unapol...
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Sharpening My Oyster Knife: The Resilience and Joy in Hurston's Legacy
In the heart of Zora Neale Hurston's prolific legacy lies a piece that, despite the passage of nearly a century, continues to echo with unwavering potency: "How It Feels to Be Colored Me." Hurston's essay, a vibrant tapestry woven w...
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Black Love Through Space and Time
Black love is a vibrant thread, weaving through the past, enriching the present, and promising hope for the future. It’s a melody that resonates with the rhythm of resilience, a poem that speaks volumes of courage, and a dance that celebrates the joy...
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Celebrating Possibility: Black Futures Month
February arrives with a whisper of change, a subtle shift from reflection to anticipation. At Legacy Weaver's Lab, this month traditionally dedicated to African American history is taking a visionary turn. Welcome to Black Futures Month – a time to n...
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Sankofa and Black Futures
The rich interplay of Sankofa and Black Futures are two concepts that resonate deeply with our mission and vision.Sankofa – this Akan term from Ghana has always held a special place in my heart as an African American woman, an educator, a storyteller...
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What Does Legacy Mean to You?
Legacy. It's a word that echoes through the corridors of time, a whisper from our ancestors, a promise to our descendants. In the heart of Legacy Weaver's Lab, nestled in the vibrant pulse of New York City, I often find myself pondering this question...
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Why Legacy Weaver's Lab?
You might wonder, "Why Legacy Weaver's Lab?" Well, it's a question that dances in my mind, twirling around the memories and inspirations that led to its creation. It's a story that begins not just with a ‘why’ but with a ‘who’ - and that ‘who’ is, in...
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