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Common Read at CC 2021-22

This guide accompanies the book for CC's Common Read Program.


And listen to an interview with him from 2016 for the Queer Network .

Songs mentioned in the Book

"whenever I hear the percussive opening of Sugar Hill Gang's 1981... "Apache"  I still remember the happiness and the spirit of unbreakable kinship"  (p.18)

"KRS-One's fiery anthem "Black Cop"... that same year a black cop singled me out while walking to my aunt's house after school" (p.119)

House beats like Cajmere - Percolator (Remastered) and Armand Van Helden - Witch Doktor - (p.131)

"I jumped headfirst into campus ministry as director of the university's gospel choir." (p.165) Gospel Music YouTube Channel