POET: Imani Cezanne
PIECE: From Michelle Obama
Politics and Government
Imani Cezanne, through a persona poem from Michelle Obama to her daughters, explains the historical, social, and personal significance of being “the first Black First Lady.”

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“This White House is heavy with Black history”

What I find amazing about this piece is how Cezanne moves from micro to macro explorations of a Black female experience, culminating in hopeful yet cautious tone from Michelle Obama. This text is rich in post-colonial theory and intersectionality, but also ask the listeners to retain the emotional connection between a mother and her daughters.

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