'I, Too, Am Harvard' Tells the Stories of Black Students


A digital media campaign highlighting the life of black students at Harvard has drawn tens of thousands of views on Tumblr and other outlets.

I, Too, Am Harvard is “a photo campaign highlighting the faces and
voices of black students at Harvard College,” according to the Tumblr page where the pictures are published. “Our voices often go unheard
on this campus, our experiences are devalued, our presence is
questioned— this project is our way of speaking back, of claiming this
campus, of standing up to say: We are here. This place is ours. We, TOO,
are Harvard”

Via the Boston Globe:

The images are part of a multimedia project reflecting the
experiences of dozens of
black students called “I, Too, Am Harvard.” It has spread quickly
across social media, laying bare the racial tensions on campus and
raising questions about inclusiveness, identity, and racial
“People tell us we don’t deserve to be here,” remarks one student in a
video produced for the project, addressing how some students feel about
affirmative action and the Harvard admissions process. Another student
observes that whenever the subject of race or slavery comes up in
classroom discussions, all turn to see how she, a young black woman,
will react.

Images via I Too Am Harvard Tumblr.

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