He had a talent for transforming street energies into high art.
In a pretrial interview, Dr. William Bernet listens as Cyntonia recounts a painful past.
Cyntoia's adoptive mother struggles to understand why she missed the warning signs.
In prison, Cyntoia tries to recuperate her own self-esteem after years of abuse.
Prejudice and politics wounded Conrad deeply, but in the media she appeared stoic.
"What the photographer is to the painter is what the modern producer is to the instrumentalist."
"They say I’m the world’s number one sampledest drummer. I haven’t got a penny for it yet though."
"You can’t put soul in a bottle. You can’t quantify soul by a person who’s just got a briefcase."
"Professor Herskovits seemed to think sometimes that he owned Africa."
"Herskovits learns that the place to look for behavior is in cultural practice, not biology."
"The idea of race as this organizing way of thinking about people is still extremely pervasive."