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"I Was Born Black, I Live Black, and I'ma Die Probably Because I'm Black" is a performance exploring the universal struggle for liberation, particularly in the case of Black social inequality. The title of the performance comes from a phrase in the 1969 novel "The Spook Who Sat by the Door" by Sam Greenlee.

The performance depicts the metaphoric clash with self-acceptance and blind assimilation into a “dominant” culture. It is both a satire of humanity’s historical struggle for liberation and a depiction of black militancy. This performance also asks the viewer to consider the idea of self-demise as the cost of laboring for universal equality. It is an invitation to examine collective fears, ambitions, privileges, and insecurities.