Ethel Smith wrote “Come and Be Black For Me” for The Baltimore Sun several years ago. When she shared this article with the Museum of UnCut Funk I could definitely relate, as I too have been asked once a year to do “something” for Black History Month. I hope you enjoy reading this.
Noted author and scholar Ethel Morgan Smith sat down with the Museum Of UnCut Funk and shared her thoughts on some of the greatest female writers during the Black Arts Movement and her personal stories growing up in the South and living and studying in Germany. Smith captures her experiences in her self published books From Whence Cometh My Help: The African American Community at Hollins College and Reflections of the Other: Being Black in Germany. Our interview with Ethel is below. Thank you Ethel.