Family photos of Black leisure.
Notes: As an anthropologist, I am compelled by the everyday – the small things that are ordinary and considered of little consequence. Yet, I find that despite being small, the everyday also holds so much knowledge. I am also compelled by the everyday as a Black scholar because for Black people, for so long, we are even denied the small things, especially rest and leisure. As enslaved people, we were “chattel” who didn’t need rest. As free people, if we rest, we are lazy. So I LOVE these photos of folks just sprawled out on a blanket in a park AND those stylin’ and profilin’ on a car.