June 10, 2021 Courtney Napier

On Remembering and Forgetting

Some of our favorites this week have us reflecting on remembering and forgetting. How are the stories of past generations told? How does the telling of those stories help us to understand ourselves and our places? Both what we recount and what we leave out offer us some insight into our own generations and our own culture. To remember well, and to remember in full, offers a path to new possibilities. To continue forgetting, or omitting, or simply telling falsehoods, keeps communities and people from becoming whole.

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