ON THE STREET: WHAT DOES BLACK HISTORY MONTH MEAN TO YOU?

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on google
LADYGUNN BHM
Taneque, 29, East New York.
“BHM makes me think about my heritage and Martin Luther King.”
LADYGUNN BHM 2
Denzel, 19, BedStuy.
“BHM takes me down memory lane, I think about what people went through, how far we’ve come and new opportunities, but also I think about how much more needs to be done.”
LADYGUNN BHM 3
 Ayo, 23, Harlem.
“BHM is very important month, we need to enlighten youth about culture and the past.”
 LADYGUNN OTS BHM8
Lauren, 23, lives in BedStuy
“BHM makes me  think about all the recent events involving shootings and racial tensions and how much more needs to change.”
 LADYGUNN OTS BHM10
Hannah, 31, Bedstuy.
“BHM makes me think about how important it is to listen to the stories of other people and that people’s stories that need to be shared.”
 ladygunn 06_MG_8490
John, 15 (left) and Cardeair, 14 (right), BedStuy.
John, ” I thinks about Rosa Parks.”Cardeair, I thinks about Fredrick Douglas, and how important it is to know about our history.”
 LADYGUNN OTS BHM07_MG_8506 Shanya, 16, BedStuy.
“BHM makes me think about me ancestors.”
LADYGUNN OTS BHM 08_MG_8510
Marvee, 30, Flatbush.
“BHM makes me think about all the sacrifices that have been made.”
 LADYGUNN OTS BHM 09_MG_8523
Kenny, 23, BedStuy.
“BHM makes me question why it exists. I think it’s kind of sad that we only have a month for it just to make people recognize. Feels it should not be necessary.”
 LADYGUNN OTS BHM 10_MG_8545
Sura, 19, Harlem.
“BHM makes me think about Black love, Black awareness, Black power, and about uplifting communities and families.”
 LADYGUNN OTS BHM 11_MG_8561
Corey, Bedstuy.
“BHM is more profound this year because of recent events, shootings and Black Lives Matter. I feel a lot of pride and identity in my culture.”
 LADYGUNN OTS BHM 12_MG_8565
Pablo, 25, Germany / Bedstuy.
“BHM is very necessary and it helps make people to be aware of history. I’m very happy to stay in BedStuy, I felt very welcome by the community.  NYC is much more racially mixed than where I lives in Germany.”
 LADYGUNN OTS BHM131
David, 47,BedStuy.
“BHM just scratches the surface. So much separation still exists, things have changed, but not enough.”
_____
Photos / Jena Cumbo
Close Menu
×
×

Cart