38 min

The Conjure is Political Beyond Belief

    • Spirituality

The Conjure Woman has always been racialized and vilified; depicted as a trickster, devious and transgressive. But the reality of conjure—and all the Black folk magic practitioners under its umbrella, including root workers, hoodoo doctors, and priestesses—is a far cry from that. Our host Jerico Mandybur speaks with Dr. Kinitra Brooks, a scholar of conjure and its representations, to sort fact from fiction.

The Conjure Woman has always been racialized and vilified; depicted as a trickster, devious and transgressive. But the reality of conjure—and all the Black folk magic practitioners under its umbrella, including root workers, hoodoo doctors, and priestesses—is a far cry from that. Our host Jerico Mandybur speaks with Dr. Kinitra Brooks, a scholar of conjure and its representations, to sort fact from fiction.

38 min

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