Social Reproduction and Revolution

David Chariandy to his daughter

Always remember, dearest daughter, that in the most meaningful sense, slavery was conquered not by laws and grand strokes of pens but through the heroism of Black people themselves, through the bravest acts of rebellion and demand, through everyday tactics of care and creativity.

from I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You: A Letter to My Daughter

I am struck by how this periodic sentence yokes the heroic to the everyday and ends on a valuing of creativity and care.

And so for day 2815

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