Green and yellow, large logo-style C with the words "First Person Charlottesville"We are not oppressed is a photo essay by Marley Nichelle for Locs Image of Black people and families in Charlottesville and beyond. This essay is designed to recognize the inherent agency and humanity in Black people. The essay is a historical record of dignity in the midst of a world and community that constantly attempts to wrestle human dignity away from Black people. This photo essay is a collaboration between Locs Image and the Charlottesville Inclusive Media Project.

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