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  1. While the origin of this popular quote is not clear, the quote famously appears in a mural by New-Orleans visual artist Brandan “BMike” Odums:
  2. For more on Black geographies, visit these reading lists from the American Association of Geographers Black Geographies Specialty Group: as well as the work of Clyde Woods, Ruth Wilson Gilmore, and Katherine McKittrick.
  3. Lorraine Hansberry. A Raisin in the Sun (New York: Random House, 1958, 1994).
  4. Robin D.G. Kelley. Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination. (Boston: Beacon Press, 2003).
  5. Cara Page. “Reflections from Detroit: Transforming Wellness and Wholeness” (August 5, 2010) Retrieved from Also visit Page’s forthcoming book with Erica Woodland,
  6. Alexis Pauline Gumbs. “Prophecy in the Present Tense: Harriet Tubman, the Combahee Pilgrimage, and Dreams Coming True.” Meridians 12, no 2 (2014):142-152.
  7. Naya Jones. “Prologue: Black Dream Geographies.” Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 46, no 4 (2021): 825-828. This piece meditates on the highly-publicized police murder of Breonna Taylor while considering geographies of Black dream and sleep.
  8. Visit for example, Adam Bledsoe. “Maroonage as Past and Present Geography in the Americas.” Southeastern Geographer 57, no. 1 (2017): 30-50; Camilla Hawthorne. “Black Matters are Spatial Matters: Black Geographies for the 21st Century.” Geography Compass 13, no. 11 (2019); Justin Hosbey and J.T. Roane. “A Totally Different Form of Living: On the Legacies of Displacement and Maroonage as Black Ecologies.” Southern Cultures 27, no 1 (2021): 68-73.