This paper reveals the lasting significance of music in Black folx experiences, highlighting its various roles from communication to healing. It introduces African diaspora literacy as a solution to distorted Black histories in classrooms, promoting understanding and unity with a pro-Black stance. The study is centered on Black Joy and uses a mixtape format to navigate six key historical periods that promote pioneerism, resilience, and innovation. This engaging exploration of African diaspora literacy provides an active framework for educators and individuals to celebrate the wealth of Black culture.



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