Name: Kahlil Greene
Age : 21
Hometown: Germantown, Md.
Now Lives: In a spacious two-bedroom apartment in New Haven, Conn., just outside the Yale campus.
Claim to Fame: Mr. Greene was elected as Yale's first Black student body president in 2019, when he was a sophomore majoring in history. Off-campus, he is known to his more than 447,000 TikTok follower s as a self-described "Gen-Z historian" who expounds on lesser-known aspects of American history like the Tuskegee medical experiment , as well as current events. Last summer, he helped raise more than $57,000 for social justice organizations following the death of George Floyd. "I see myself as a researcher and communicator primarily," he said.
Big Break: Mr. Greene joined TikTok in January at the suggestion of a friend, but was initially reluctant "because of the misappropriation that goes on the platform," he said. But he soon realized the public education potential. His first TikTok , posted the day before Martin Luther King Day, examined what he called "the intense amount of white-washing that happens on MLK Day" in mainstream and social media. The video has garnered 1.4 million views. Subsequent posts have tackled the Tulsa massacre of 1921 and other "covered-up parts" of American history.
Latest Project : In June, he teamed up with The Undefeated, a sports and pop culture website owned by ESPN, to create a series of videos that argue how some popular slang, such "the cookout" and "no cap," had originated in Black culture. He is also a paid public speaker hired by organizations like the National Student Council Conference to give talks on youth advocacy and by Facebook, where he gave a talk on the future of Juneteenth.
Next Thing: After taking a semester off to focus on TikTok, Mr. Greene plans to graduate from Yale this December. While he is still figuring out his post-college plans, he plans to get involved in the 2022 midterm elections, as well as continue to create social media content that raises political awareness. "Coming up with a formula on how to break down complex issues in a way that the majority of people can grasp was something I was most proud of as a content creator, and want to continue doing through different mediums," he said.
A Caricaturist, Too: In his spare time, Mr. Greene likes to draw. "In high school, I used to draw at town fairs and yard sales. It's a fun and creative way for me to relax with all the work on my plate," he said. "Many of my friends have requested that I draw them, but I need to build up some confidence first."
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