The Lesson, written by Kenya Fashaw
Racial biases spark a fuse when a 17 year old Black student starts his first day at a new High School named after a Ku Klux Klan grand wizard. The student finds himself in unsolicited trouble and is confronted by a Black male Principal. The Principal begins to lecture the student and believes he is teaching the student a lesson but instead, receives a lesson from the student.
The Conk, written by Kenya Fashaw
Black hair history is provided with this short excerpt about “The Conk ” hairstyle worn by Black men in the 1940s. A young Black musician walks into a barber shop inquiring about the conk hairstyle. A barber and his friend greet him with regular barbershop banter, knowledge, and education about the craze of the conk hairstyle for Black man, and the mindset that came along with it.
Kenya Mahogany Fashaw is Co-Founder and the Chief Creative Officer of 5280 Artist Co-Op. She is a Spoken Word artist, actress and playwright. Kenya was recently selected to be part of the 2020-21 Denver Center of Performing Art Playwrights Group.
This episode is followed by a bonus interview with Dr. Brenda Allen about Critical Race Theory. Dr. Brenda Allen is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Colorado.
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