Week of November 13: Black Politics


Photo: It’s Nation Time. Amiri Baraka. Black Forum Records (Motown). 1972.

For Wednesday 11/13, read chapter 7 (Black Politics) in Maulana Karenga’s Introduction to Black Studies.

Also read “Kwame Nkrumah, The Political Rehearsal: His American Years” (101-113) in Dr. Clarke’s Notes for an African World Revolution. Also read “On Leadership” (pp.33-34) and “On Alliances” (pp. 39-40). Obviously this means you must bring both books with you.

What to read for/concentrate on: TBA–will post this weekend

Highlights from last class:

  • Reviewed the parts of Chapter 6 on Africana Womanism  in Maulana Karenga’s Introduction to Black Studies (pages 265-283).
  • Did not get to Clenora Hudson-Weems’s “Africana Womanism: an Overview” (PDF on the Readings page)
  • Musical intro: Nana Camille Yarbrough’s “Hand Me Down Love” Listen on YouTube
  • Musical interlude: Queen Latifah “U.N.I.T.Y.” Listen on YouTube


  • Schedule change: Class meets on Wednesday November 20 and doesn’t meet on Wed November 27 (the night before Thanksgiving).
  • Our next quiz is moved to 11/20 (not 11/13, as on the syllabus)