Stories from the Stage

Growing Up Black Part 2

Growing up Black in America means cultural bonds, the struggle for visibility, and all too often, unearned judgement. Valerie teaches her students about Africa's greatest explorer; U-Meleni brings her son to a protest of George Floyd’s death; and Harold shows how fear of the police affects his everyday life. Three stories, three interpretations of GROWING UP BLACK PART 2, hosted by Theresa Okokon.

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Close Quarters

Sharing space with others can test our limits. And sometimes, bring us joy too.
Season 4 Episode 13
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26:28
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All Mixed Up

When you live between cultures, searching for your place in the world can be a journey.
Season 4 Episode 12
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26:30
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She Persisted

Through the whispers of doubt, nevertheless, they persisted.
Season 4 Episode 11
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26:30
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Good Kind of Trouble

The late John Lewis took pride in creating “good trouble.” These storytellers do too.
Season 4 Episode 10
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26:29
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Love Hurts

Why isn't it easy to find the right person? No one knows the answer but we keep searching.
Season 4 Episode 8
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26:29
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Mi Familia

Families are made of individuals with different takes on life, bound together by love.
Season 4 Episode 7
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26:29
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Holiday Spirit

Top storytellers share stories that conjure the holiday spirit.
Season 4 Episode 6
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Courage

When you take a stand with resolve unwavering, that rapidly beating heart signals courage.
Season 4 Episode 5
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26:29
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Pride

There are all sorts of things people are proud of... even being true to who you are.
Season 4 Episode 4
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Growing Up Black

What does it mean to grow up Black in America, a country too often divided by race?
Season 4 Episode 3
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