Last week, I wrote a short essay for the Sounding Out! blog about the United States' intentional silence about slavery. Included with the essay is an excerpt from the fourth chapter of my new book, Afro-Atlantic Flight. In Chapter 4, I examine the myriad ways that everyday African Americans and cultural producers trouble the silence by radically and creatively contesting master narratives.
You can read the essay+excerpt here: https://soundstudiesblog.com/2017/05/08/troubling-silence/