Picturing Black History

Photographs and stories that changed the world

A collaboration of     and    

Chet'la Sebree

Chet’la Sebree is the author of Field Study, winner of the 2020 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets, and Mistress, winner of the 2018 New Issues Poetry Prize and nominated for an NAACP Image Award. Currently, she is the director of the Stadler Center for Poetry & Literary Arts and an assistant professor at Bucknell University.



Listen to Chet’la discuss Black history and the essay.

Content by Chet'la Sebree

four young African American girls, two of them being carried on the other two girls' backs

The Revolution of Being

Black women and girls being fully present in our bodies, our lives, our laughter, our heartache, our joy, our friendships, our family, ourselves is revolutionary, and it’s on record here.