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Stony the road we trod, bitter the chastening rod, felt in the days when hope unborn had died; yet with a steady beat, have not our weary feet come to the place for which our people sighed?

JAMES WELDON JOHNSON

A History of Trauma on Black Bodies and White Body Supremacy Stony Road

In this episode we will be exploring the historical patterns of trauma on black bodies and white body supremacy in America. Black bodies have been labeled and treated differently from white bodies by everything from medicine to education, entertainment, civil and criminal law, and law enforcement throughout America’s history. This episode was Inspired in part by two books, Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates and My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem. 
  1. A History of Trauma on Black Bodies and White Body Supremacy
  2. Our Stories of Racial Healing
  3. Building Blocks for Structural Racism
  4. A History of Racial Segregation
  5. A History of Racial Trauma

About Shannon

Shannon Swilley has worked in public education for 15 years. During this time he taught high school African American history, and Western Civilization as an adjunct professor at ONU. Currently he works as a principal at a local junior high school and manages various projects that impact equity in our community.

Get In Touch

stonyroad@cccbourbonnais.com

(815) 939-4433

About Robert

Robert Bushey (he/him/his) has served as an ordained minister, anti-racism trainer, and activist with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) for 30 years. He is a native of Kankakee County and currently Co-Minister of Central Christian Church. He consults and engages with several local nonprofits and activists who work to build an equitable community in our midst.