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Vision & Justice Online: Deana Lawson and Nikki A. Greene in Conversation about the Emanuel 9

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One year after the church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, a photographer speaks about her powerful portraits of the victims’ families.

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Vision & Justice: Alicia Hall Moran on Ficre Ghebreyesus

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The classical singer, composer, and performance collaborator responds to a magisterial photographic moment.

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Vision & Justice: Radcliffe Roye

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From the streets of New York and beyond, a democratic vision of humanity.

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Vision & Justice Online: dream hampton in Conversation with Geena Rocero

Still from Treasure: From Tragedy to Trans Justice, Mapping a Detroit Story, 2015. Courtesy dream hampton
Still from Treasure: From Tragedy to Trans Justice, Mapping a Detroit Story, 2015. Courtesy dream hampton

How has the death of a transgender African American teenager changed the debate around justice in the United States?

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Vision & Justice: Ingrid Monson on Roy DeCarava

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The professor of African American music reflects on rhythm and jazz in the 1950s.

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Vision & Justice: Awol Erizku

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A young photographer finds inspiration in Old Masters and Afropunk.

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Vision & Justice Online: Jamel Shabazz in Conversation with Michaela Angela Davis

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The legendary street photographer speaks about his impulse to record African American life.

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Vision & Justice: Wynton Marsalis on Frank Stewart

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The legendary jazz trumpeter, composer, and teacher reflects on ancestry and ceremony in New Orleans.

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Vision & Justice: Around the Kitchen Table

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Five voices from the fields of theater, photography, and art history to reflect on one of Carrie Mae Weems’s most iconic projects.