PBS Online Film Festival

Black Muslim Woman

Season 2018 Episode 4 | 1m 56s

From the first line, “I feel like I’m on fire,” Mikel Aki’leh Jones delivers a powerful poem on beauty and blackness. Against a rhythmic score, Aki’leh enumerates the ways in which she’s been told that her black skin is “a sign of dirt” to others - and how she ultimately finds strength and confidence through her faith.

Aired: 05/04/18

Expires: 07/12/20

Rating: NR

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