KLRU Studio 6A on the University of Texas campus filmed this year’s Blackademics Television tapings on Tuesday, Feb. 21, and Wednesday, Feb. 22. Past seasons have featured presenters from a range of academic, entrepreneurial, and creative backgrounds.
Some of our favorite soulcitizens were featured, including Jackie Venson, Letsie Khabele, and Bavu Blakes.
It’s always a breath of fresh air to see a Black crowd in Austin, and the tapings were well-attended. Each speaker briefly presented their current academic work, creating an appetite in some audience members for more.
Some presentations primarily focused on being Black, rather than focusing on the world and life from the multitude of Black perspectives, which are as varied as our shades of color. We hope to see Blackademics from an even wider array of fields during future tapings, including the sciences, new technologies, and environmental activism.