After realizing that a lot of the stories of Black people in the world go untold, I was inspired to find those stories and tell them. A horror fan, I wanted to shine a light on the horrific stories that center Black people.
The first video is about Clennon Washington King, Jr. He was put in a state asylum for applying to go to college. Hear more of his story in the video below.
Image Credit: From the “Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission Records” Collection. Original photograph scanned as TIFF in 1994-95 by MDAH pursuant to ACLU v. Fordice, 969 F.Supp. 403 (S.D. Miss. 1994); original rescanned as TIFF in accordance with MDAH digital archival specifications for photographs, 2002. Credit: Courtesy of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.[/caption]
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While you wait, check out the other stories in the series.