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Black Lives

Black alums share their thoughts and stories about racial injustice.

June 24, 2020

A Note to the Dumb

On George Floyd’s killing and racial injustice in America.

By

Epiphany Morrow

July 2020

‘Black Male: Guilty Until Proven Innocent’

It pains me that these words I wrote in 1992 still ring true today.

By

Cory Booker

July 7, 2020

The Weight of It All

Is a bulletproof superhero the only Black man who can survive a police encounter?

By

Johnathon Briggs

July 2018

Stories Spill Out of Her

Amina Gautier, ’99, MA ’99, is ‘writing her heart out.’

By

Sam Scott

May 2018

Supporting Young Black Venture Capitalists

New group founded by Frederick Groce, ’14, MA ’15, seeks to ‘pay it forward.’

By

Diana Aguilera

September 2017

What It Was Like to Be an African American Freshman in 1962

A tiny but historic cohort of African American students entered Stanford on the vanguard of the civil rights movement. This is how it felt.

July/August 2017

The Story Behind ‘Homegoing’

Yaa Gyasi, ’11, was a Stanford sophomore when she visited her native Ghana on a research mission. Seven years later, the debut novel her trip inspired became an international sensation.

By

Sam Scott

May/June 2017

Meet Esther Melton

Class of ’17 athlete and advocate puts her heart into action.

March/April 2017

The Believer

Rev. Darrell Armstrong, ’91, devotes himself to Trenton’s troubled youth.

By

Johann Calhoun

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