#itooamharvard: Black Harvard Students Speak Back

March 6, 2014 by
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Currently studying computer science and visual art at Harvard University, Ahsante Bean explores the intersection of art, design and technology. Ahsante created the photo campaign #itooamharvard, highlighting the faces and voices of black Harvard students.

“Our voices often go unheard on this campus, our experiences are devalued, our presence is questioned,” the website explains. “This project is our way of speaking back, of claiming this campus, of standing up to say: We are here. This place is ours. We, TOO, are Harvard.”

The #itooamharvard photo campaign is inspired by I, Too, Am Harvard, a play by Kimiko Matsuda-Lawrence, based on interviews with members of the black community exploring and affirming diverse experiences as black students at Harvard. The play premieres today – Friday, March 7 – on the school’s campus.

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Photos by Carol Powell. Check out the entire series here.