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Dr. Purifoy and the Center for the American South hosted a launch party to celebrate the Black Geographies issue of the journal Southern Cultures, which Dr. Purifoy guest edited. In the special issue, authors roller skate to claim space and joy, examine the role of the King James Version of the Bible in Black placemaking and meaning-making, mine the pages of literary geographer Gloria Naylor, and more. As Dr. Purifoy writes, “Black geographies urge us to reflect on, retrieve, and rebuild our relationships to our ecosystems and to each other that are integral to our thriving.”

Dr. Purifoy in conversation with Quay Weston and “Aunt Lydia” Whitley and others at the launch party of the Black Geographies special issue of Southern Cultures.

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