Collage illustration: Renald Louissaint; Photography: Rikki Wright

The Midwest Has Meaning for More Than Just Whites

There is a rich history of Blacks in Middle America that too often gets overlooked

Morgan Jerkins
Published in
3 min readOct 29, 2019

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Morgan Jerkins
ZORA
Writer for

Morgan Jerkins is the Senior Editor at ZORA and a New York Times bestselling author. Her debut novel, “Caul Baby,” will be published by Harper in April 2021.