Inside Stories

INSIDE STORIES: Takeyla Benton

Episode Summary

Takeyla Benton describes a mother's fear for her son's future as a Black Man in America, her struggle to protect him from imprisonment or death, and her fervent wish for others to see her son as she does--as they see their own children. We talk about her decision to craft this story to impact a white audience and why she had to tell this story.

Episode Notes

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We listen to a story Takeyla Benton told at Listen To Your Mother in 2014, explore the themes in the story and discuss how she crafted the story. (Audio recording by Listen To Your Mother.)

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