Harvard’s first-ever Black Playwrights Festival kicked off Thursday with a reading of an original student play and a conversation on intimacy and authenticity in black theater.
Black attempted to highlight common misconceptions about the white nationalist movement, especially the misconception that most white nationalists are poor southerners.
Although the march’s Facebook page stated that the event was open to those of all “political leanings,” speakers derided many aspects of President Donald Trump’s agenda.
Entries on the longlist include “For each creature of land, sea, or sky,” “Lest the hope of the Puritans die,” and “Veritas be Thy Destiny’s guide.”
“If it could happen at Cornell, it could happen here at Harvard,” said Hasani A. Hayden ’19, the President of BSA.
"We like to say things that make us feel good about calling out the affect of racism without doing anything about the actual muscle of racism," Vann R. Newkirk II said.
As Harvard reckons with with historical ties to slavery, an exhibit at the School of Public Health this semester aims to honor the overlooked contributions of significant black and Native American figures in the field.