Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

M.A. in Southern Studies

First Advisor

Ava Lowrey

Second Advisor

John Rash

Third Advisor

Derrick Harriell


University of Mississippi

Relational Format



Black men from the hood souls get weary too. The Black Men I Know is a documentary that follows an uncle and nephew from a hood in Memphis, Tennessee that introduced and inducted them into a life of violence, incarceration, and hustle. It is an honest attempt to explore the depth of emotional suppression in black men because of grief, the manifestations of grief, and how these manifestations also affect the ones these black men love the most, their families. Through creative and experimental storytelling, I utilize their interviews as anchors as I respond thoughtfully throughout the documentary with spoken word, poetry, and music.



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