We Hold These Truths

Launching February 18, 2021—in honor of the birthdays of literary giants Toni Morrison and Audre LordeWe Hold These Truths is a new meditative film created and curated by conceptual artist and cultural worker Shani Jamila and produced in collaboration with Park Avenue Armory. Now streaming on YouTube, the film introduces the artists featured in Season Two of Jamila’s Lineage Podcast + Portrait Project, which features intimate, in-depth interviews with contemporary socially engaged Black artists.

We Hold These Truths includes inspiring reflections by artists across multiple disciplines on some of the truths learned from their elders that have rooted them in these challenging times. Featured artists include Firelei Báez, R. Dwayne Betts, Aimee Meredith Cox, Kamilah Forbes, Shani Jamila, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Kiese Laymon, Fabiola Jean Louis, Haki Madhubuti, Alicia Hall Moran, Jason Moran, Lynn Nottage, Mary Lovelace O’Neal, Wendi Moore O’Neal, Fahamu Pecou, and Sonia Sanchez. Season Two of the Lineage Podcast + Portrait Project will also include conversations with Carrie Mae Weems and Camille A. Brown. Explore all of the artists on the Lineage website.

Season Two of Lineage kicks off on March 2, 2021, with legendary poet Sonia Sanchez. Subscribe to Lineage on Apple Podcasts or Spotify to receive new episodes every other Tuesday.


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Running Time: 50 minutes

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