Image: Building More Stately Mansions. By Jacob Lawrence. 1944. Oil on Canvas, Fisk University Libraries, Nashville TN.
IMPORTANT SCHEDULE NOTE: No class meet next Monday (10/10). We meet on Wednesday (10/12) only next week!
The 13th annual Black Panther Party Film Festival is at Harlem’s Maysles Cinema the next 2 weekends. There are usually appearances by several former BPP members. Details here.
Quick highlights from week 6 classes
- Reviewed first section of Chapter 4 from Introduction to Black Studies
- See the Lecture Notes page for a PDF of the slide deck presented in class
What to do for Week 7–WEDNESDAY October 12:
We’ll CONTINUE discussion of the first half of the chapter, focusing on the sections with Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, Ida B. Wells. Keep reading in chapter 4 since we cover the second half after this in week 8.
- [RE]Read: the first half of Chapter 4 (Africans in America) in Maulana Karenga’s Introduction to Black Studies (Sections 4.1-4.9 only; pages 105-147: up to “Black Science and Invention”
- Pay special attention to the subsections on The Holocaust of Enslavement, System of Enslavement, Reconstruction, Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, Ida B. Wells
- Pay special attention to Critical Thinking questions 1 and 3 on p. 185, especially the comparisons between the people named above
ATTEND class on Wednesday
General reading strategies:
- Underline/highlight key points in the text
- Use the reading questions at the back of chapters to focus you: read those first
- Try to understand the definitions of the key concepts listed at the back of the chapter
- Make a note to ask the instructor to clarify anything you don’t understand
- Note key issues, approaches, and dilemmas/challenges Dr. Karenga outlines
Key points to understand
- How does Dr. Karenga think we should approach the study/understanding of history?
- How does the defeat of Reconstruction shape the lives of Black people in the US?
- What forms of resistance do Black people in the US engage in?
- What organizations do Black people form for advancement and resistance?
- What differences and similarities do you see between DuBois, Washington, Garvey, and Wells-Barnett?
Chapter 4, second half in Introduction to Black Studies: “Black History: Africans in America”