Jerid P. Woods (Akili Nzuri)
2023 Participant · Mississippi · Moderator
Jerid P. Woods, also known as Akili Nzuri, is a writer, educator, Ph.D. Candidate, and literary influencer. He was born and raised in Natchez, Ms, and survives on an unwavering commitment to igniting a passion for reading in the youth; he also exists as a living testimony to the power of shared stories and knowing one's self. He owns and creates Ablackmanreading.com and the Instagram blog: @ablackmanreading. He is also one half of the dynamic podcast duo, @booksarepopculture available for streaming on all services.