‘I Wasn’t Taught Certain Things About My Ancestors’

ZORA’s own Morgan Jerkins in conversation with novelist Kaitlyn Greenidge

Photo treatment of a close-up photo of Morgan Jerkins against a violet-colored map of the Great Migration in the background.

Morgan Jerkins is a prophet who deals with the past. Whether it’s the uncomfortable stories of a Black suburban childhood and adolescence she describes in her debut essay collection This Will Be My Undoing, or the pieces of Black history she works to…