Black History Year

Black Art and Liberation with Rosalind McGary

Black Art and Liberation with Rosalind McGary

Black History Year - April 12, 2021 - 37:35

They say that life imitates art. That's rarely as true when we consider the transformative, evocative, challenging, and inspirational work Black artists have been creating for decades. From Clementine Hunter to Emory Douglas to Kara Walker, Black artists have influenced society by changing opinions, instilling values, and translating experiences across space and time. Art is a language that expresses who we are, connects us to ancestors, and speaks to our strength and humanity. It rouses us to action and it has the ability to liberate us from the present into a more just future.In this episode, we speak with Rosalind McGary, an artist and founder of SEPIA Collective, an artist-run organization whose mission is to engage artists, build community, and empower youth.BHY is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at and share this with your people!PushBlack exists because we saw we had to take this into our own hands. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at​. Most people do 5 or 10 bucks a month, but everything makes a difference. Thanks for supporting the work.The Black History Year production team includes Tareq Alani, Abeni Jones, Patrick Sanders, Tasha Taylor, William Anderson, Jareyah Bradley, Brooke Brown, Shonda Buchanan, Briona Lamback, Akua Tay, Leslie Taylor-Grover, and Darren Wallace. Our producers are Cydney Smith and Ivana Tucker, who also edits the podcast. Black History Year’s Executive Producer is Julian Walker.

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About The Show

Learning your history makes you - and your people - stronger. As Black people, we know we’re left out of the history books. That the media images are skewed. That we need access to experts, information and ideas so we can advance our people. Black History Year connects you to the history, thinkers, and activists that are left out of the mainstream conversations. You may not agree with everything you hear, but we’re always working toward one goal: uniting for the best interest of Black people worldwide. BHY is produced by PushBlack, the nation’s largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at