Rooted in Liberation
From the abolition of slavery to freedom summer to Black Lives Matter, Black liberation has always been on the table. We’re at a pivotal moment in U.S. history where more people have joined the struggle. The Rooted in Liberation series acknowledges the historical gains of Black liberation but aims to use the momentum of this current moment to center and amplify the regional efforts for Black liberation.
Rooted in Liberation is a collaboration between KUOW and Lola’s Ink, exploring how the momentum of this current civil uprising can continue the fight that Black and Brown communities in Seattle have led for Black liberation.
Journalist Jenna Hanchard, the creator of Lola’s Ink, a platform exploring stories of Black girl liberation, is the main reporter and host of this series.
This is a transcript of Jenna Hanchard's story about Black Coffee Northwest in Shoreline, Washington. This transcript reflects the radio story in a format that is accessible to D/deaf and hard-of-hearing people.
For the Weary family, home has always been north of Seattle. But not long ago, this question of home, and two traumatizing events, nearly moved them out of Seattle.
This is a transcript of Jenna Hanchard's story about Nurturing Roots and 40 acres of land in Auburn, Washington. This transcript reflects the radio story in a format that is accessible to D/deaf and hard-of-hearing people.
For Nyema Clark, Black liberation looks like 40 or so acres in Auburn, Washington.