The Black Name Book
This year MABLSA is partnering with several local public school teachers to host a series of Black identity development sessions through a name defining program. While working with public school students, we will compile a list of unique Black names and each student will create a definition for their name, stating what their name means to them and to the world. We will immortalize the names in a book that we will gift to every participating school. This program aims to bring light to the stories behind names many prejudge as meaningless -- we all have a story to share, and the Black Name Book will tell those stories.
Date: September 2020 – December 2020