- The final exam is on December 19 from 6-8 PM in our usual classroom. DO NOT MISS IT. THERE WILL NOT BE A MAKE-UP!
- Graded papers are coming–via email by next week like the midterm
- SAVE THE DATE: the Kwanzaa Celebration in Brooklyn mentioned by Dr. Segun Shabaka in class will be on Saturday September 29 from 4-8 PM at IS 258, 141 Macon St, Brooklyn NY. It is intentionally a family friendly program. You should plan on bringing children and there will be music and an exciting African dance presentation in addition to a talk by Dr. Maulana Karenga. There’s a small admission fee (that you can negotiate if you’re truly broke). Details at their website.
- If anyone’s interested, I also teach a Contemporary Urban Writers course in the English Department, which is English 229. It focuses on Black, Puerto Rican, and Dominican New York City-based writers from the 1960s to the present. It’s Writing Intensive and meets the Creative Expression distribution requirement. There are 2 sections, meeting either on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons or evenings. More details here.
Final exam overview
- Format will be two written blue book essays on the themes listed below. You will have a choice of essays
- Written notes and books will not be allowed
Areas to focus on for exam
- Role of culture
- Dr. Karenga’s definition, Kawaida Theory interpretation
- Pan Africanism and different examples of how people we’ve looked at have approached it
- Garvey, DuBois, Washington as Pan-Africanists
- Views/differences of Garvey, DuBois, Washington, Clarke on role of Education
- Worldview and differences between Eurocentric vs African Centered worldview
- Focus on pp 8-9 from Karanja Carroll’s essay from our guest lecture
- Last part of Chapter 6 (Black Sociology) in IBS: approaches to gender, gender relations and “the connections”
- Cheikh Anta Diop’s importance/contributions to field of Africana Studies (from IBS)
- Intro to Chapter 9 (Creative Production) in IBS: Section 9.1, key debates in analyzing art
Quick highlights from 12/12 class:
- See the Lecture Notes page for my presentation (coming soon)
- Reviewed “Can African People Save Themselves?” in Dr. Clarke’s Notes for An African World Revolution (pp. 383-420).