Image: Building More Stately Mansions. By Jacob Lawrence. 1944. Oil on Canvas, Fisk University Libraries, Nashville TN.
Quick highlights from last week 5 classes
- Reviewed Chapter 3 from Introduction to Black Studies
- See the Lecture Notes page for a PDF of the slide deck presented in class
- Musical selection: Pharaoh Sanders’s “Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt.”; John Trudell’s “Look at Us“
READING for next week:
Do THIS for Monday March 6:
- Read: sections 4.1-4.5 of Chapter 4 (Africans in America) in Maulana Karenga’s Introduction to Black Studies pages 105-128: up to “Civil War and Reconstruction”
- Pay special attention to the subsections on The Holocaust of Enslavement, System of Enslavement,
Do THIS for Wednesday March 8:
- Read: sections 4.6-4.11 of Chapter 4 (Africans in America) in Maulana Karenga’s Introduction to Black Studies pages 128-150: up to “The Reaffirmation of the 60s”
- Pay special attention to the subsections on Reconstruction, Booker T. Washington, WEB DuBois, 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 Monday and 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?
Finishing chapter 4 of Introduction to Black Studies and starting chapter 5 on religion