I firmly, believe our use of memory and the ability to "recall" are imperative to the human experience. I consider this, as I profile the elasticity of collective memory within the dialogue of blackness - drawing near on its relativity to cultural identity and performance - theoretically approaching the interconnection between repetition and the history of the Afro-American experience. My work provokes a sense of historical aggravation: as I also position the relationship between memory and the black body as one of tension, negotiation and resource - hopefully, rendering this investigation as one which can serve as proxy to a more broader discussion of social behavior.

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