For Wednesday 10/10:
- Read: Chapter 4 (Africans in America) in Maulana Karenga’s Introduction to Black Studies (Sections 4.11-4.12 only; pages 150-168).
- Pay special attention to the following sections: Civil Rights Movement, Black Power Movement, Political Thrust, Cultural Thrust
- Read “Malcolm X: The Genesis of His African Revolution” (pp. 139-158) in Dr. John Henrik Clarke’s Africans at the Crossroads: Notes for an African World Revolution
- Think about Clarke’s assessment of Malcolm X. Compare this to what you read last week on Garvey/Washington/DuBois. Make a few brief notes on this–just a few sentences or bullet points is fine.
- Bring both books (or copies) with you to class next week
Quick highlights from tonight’s class:
- Watched second half of the Dr. John Henrik Clarke documentary film A Great and Mighty Walk. Online here.
- Musical Break: “Rise Vision Comin'” by Haki Madhubuti and Nation: Afrikan Liberation Arts Ensemble. On iTunes here.
- Focused on comparison/contrast between Booker T Washington, WEB DuBois, Marcus Garvey, and Ida B Wells-Barnett in Karenga’s chapter 4 and Dr. Clarke’s assessment of Garvey.
- NEW: My own lecture notes shown in class will now be posted on the Lecture Notes page
- Midterm paper assignment will be given out next week in class–and posted online here
- NY State’s voter registration deadline is approaching for the November elections. Download an application here (PDF). New applications must be postmarked by 10/12 and received by 10/17. Changes in political party affiliation deadline is 10/12. Address change deadline is 10/17. You can also register/change info in person. Full details at the Board of Elections website.
- The Black Panther Party film festival continues at Maysles Cinema in Harlem the weekend of 10/5-6. Of particular interest are the following films:
- Slavery By Another Name 10/6
- Winnie 10/6