THG interviews Pierce Freelon. Pierce is a Durham, N.C. based musician, Emmy award winning producer, city council member, and educator. He is the founder of Blackspace, a digital makerspace offering black and brown youth the breathing space to manifest their dreams through free programming in poetry, coding, puppetry, 3D-printing, animation, beat making, rap, photography, and DJing. Pierce and his mother (Nnenna Freelon) were recent 2022 Grammy nominees for Best Children's Album and Best Jazz Album respectively.
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