Thursday, August 11, 2016

They Still Live makes CNN

Peace all!! I'm honored to have been a part of this awesome project put together by the incredible Thomas Evans Detour. He Brought together Heritage and Culture by exploring the roots of who we are as Black people past Slavery.
This project has been on NPR Buzz Feed and is now on CNN check
CNN)What makes you who you are? It's a question many of us spend a lifetime contemplating.
Artist Thomas Evans sought to find the answer through a combination of photography, DNA testing and African art. 
    Inspired by a 2014 trip to Tanzania, Evans decided to get his DNA tested to trace his heritage. "It was the first time in my life being in a place where everybody looked exactly like me," he told CNN. "I was inspired to do a DNA test on myself to figure out lineage."

    "When I returned to the US, I motivated others to have their DNA tested," he explains. "This was right at the time when I met Paul Hamilton."

    1 comment:

    1. While the story sounds inspring and that drawing absolutely lovely, I'd suggest chaning either the background or text color of your site. It puts some real stress on the eyes. Goo luck for future.