DAY section March 6: Africans in America Part 1

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Quick highlights from last week 5 classes

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?

What’s Next?

Finishing chapter 4 of Introduction to Black Studies and starting chapter 5 on religion

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