Alessandro Longhi Portrait of a Young Black Man Italy (c. 1760s) Oil on Canvas, 75 x 65 cm. The Image of the Black in Western Art Research Project and Photo Archive, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University [x] [x]
I grew up with two big brothers who would try to make it as clear as possible that I could not do what boys can. They played football growing up and I wanted to play with them, but I'm a few years younger and a lot smaller than they are. I had my mind made up that I would learn how to throw a football so they'd have to let me play. I learned to throw and I was good at it. All anyone needs is opportunity and determination.
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