What is masculinity? Why do we view masculinity the way we do in the Black community? Why are black men not able to experience the full emotional range?How do we unravel and redefine the concept of Black masculinity? This film will dissect the history of masculinity in the African American Community in hopes of uncovering the answers to these questions.
The Black Man Project explores the origins of how misconceptions such as one dimensional expression and emotional inaccessibility have come to be. We specifically explore the complexity of African American masculinity for young boys and simultaneously create safe spaces for black young men to engage in dialogue that grants space that nurtures healing, wholeness, leadership, accountability, and brotherhood.