Open letter to Ava DuVernay about When They See Us.

Image from the film When They See Us.

Dear Ms DuVernay,

In the summer of 94 in sweltering Atlanta whilst attending the NABJ and Unity conference I came across a striking woman in the hotel’s conference hall. She was next to a stand and had her young child in one arm, and in the other hand was clutching copies of “The Source” — that canonical tomb for Hip Hop.