Zhamoyani McMillan

Class of 2021


Zhamoyani McMillan, a member of the Class of 2021, is from Queens and Brooklyn, NY. His initial interests were in screenwriting and film, but African American Studies introduced him to the idea of reimagining American history through a critical race lens. During the summer leading to his junior year, he used AAS funding as well as the annual Lewis Center for Arts Mary Quaintance ’84 Fund Award that he had won to travel to Senegal and Ghana in hopes of learning about Black diasporic art and infusing that in his feature length screenplay independent project. He wishes to continue learning about this diasporic welding of cultures, art, and literature, as well as the institutional racism plaguing the United States.