IMPORTANT SCHEDULE NOTE: No week 7 class meet next Monday (10/10); we next meet Monday 10/17
The 13th annual Black Panther Party Film Festival is at Harlem’s Maysles Cinema. There are usually appearances by several former BPP members. Details here.
Quick highlights from week 6
- Reviewed (parts of) first half of Chapter 4 from Introduction to Black Studies
- See the Lecture Notes page for a PDF of the slide deck presented in class
DO THIS for Week 8–Monday October 17:
- Review sections of chapter 4 on Du Bois, Washington, Garvey, and Ida B. Wells: we’ll start class with that
- Read: the second half of 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 (PDF on the Readings page on Saturday.)
- 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.
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
Chapter 5 in Introduction to Black Studies
Midterm exam: details in next class and posted online with next update