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Ayana Contreras on Energy Never Dies


About the Program

From Afro Sheen to Theaster Gates and from Soul Train to Chance the Rapper, Black Chicago draws sustenance from a culture rooted in self-determination, aspiration, and hustle. Cultural historian, memory worker, radio DJ, and archivist Ayana Contreras weaves a hidden history from true stories and the magic released by undervalued cultural artifacts in her passionate and enlightening book, Energy Never Dies.