Karen Hunter and Dr. Gregg Carr opened the 53rd episode of In Class with Carr entitled, “The Hex and Who is Octavio Catto” with the discussion of the movie Coming2America and the stellar performances by the original cast.
Dr. Carr, like most in our era of pandemic coerced zoom meetings, is couched in bookshelves. The books, however, serve more than background. He put those authors to work unpacking the history and challenges of Octavio Catto. “Shoutout to those who want to reimagine oppression as love affairs. That’s Stockholm Syndrome,” says Dr. Carr, minutes into the discussion. The Africana Studies lecture and lessons began there.