In Human Terms, Ep.8: “Black in America pt. 2”

*This is part two of our two part series, Black in America. A conversation with Joy Gilmer Marseille, an old family friend, black woman, and educator sharing her thoughts about what it’s like to be a black woman in America today. To get the full context of our discussion, I encourage you to listen to part one first before listening to this episode.   

It’s February and that means that the United States of America is officially celebrating black history month.

Yet, for a country that has an entire month dedicated to celebrating its black people, America’s relationship with its melanin enriched citizens remains complicated.

So, what’s it like to be a black person in a country that on the one hand celebrates you and on the other threatens you?

Over the next two episodes of in Human terms, Joy Gilmer, an old family friend, black woman, and educator will share her thoughts with my mom and I as we explore what it’s like to be a black woman in America today.