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Post #12 That's About the Kindest Thing I Can Say

Founded in 1781 by John and Elizabeth Phillips, Phillips Exeter Academy has long been on the list of elite, private boarding schools in America. Notable graduates include, Nobel Prize winners, presidents, accomplished authors, senators, and a long list of the children of wealthy and powerful people.


The Exeter Class of 1972 was fortunate enough to hold 2 founding members of the Big Black Man Project, Dr. Erik Muten and Rev. Robert Thompson. As their 50th high school reunion approached, Erik and Robert had the wonderful idea of interviewing their Black classmates as part of the Big Black Man Project. The following video is a 5-minute distillation of their classmates' responses to the question, "What is your relationship to America?" This short video fit the requirements of the reunion event and it was woefully inadequate to capture the beauty of our full conversations. I am hoping to complete a longer edit in the near future.

In this latest video installment from the Big Black Man Project, Alan, Robert, Scott, John, and Kirby each offer brief and diverse glimpses into their relationships with America.


As always, thank you for sharing our stories.



C.L.Greene II



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