for Tuesday December 2nd: The Crisis of Leadership

Read Chapter 31, “The Crisis of Leadership” in Amos Wilson’s Blueprint for Black Power: pages 824-859. As usual, we’ll start the class with discussion of important news stories in the current Amsterdam News, so have a printed copywith you.

Here are some questions to guide your reading:

  • Why does Wilson argue that leadership is necessary?
  • What sort of leadership characteristics is he calling for?
  • Why the need (in Wilson’s mind) for Black Nationalist-oriented leaders?
  • Is Wilson eight? What other leadership models do you think would be effective?
  • Also if you missed the last class, be sure to see the assignment sheet for the final presentation: (PDF Download)
    Note that the presentations happen on the last day of class and should be done using PowerPoint, Keynote, Prezi, or similar visuals. Some additional resources for this will be on the Assignments page shortly.

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