Fall Course: I’ll be teaching AAS 245: History of African Americans in the Wednesday 6-8:40 PM time slot if anyone’s interested. Section H81, course code 57646. It meets the “US Experience in its Diversity” core requirement. It is not writing intensive.
Final assignments are posted on the assignments page. There are two options: one assignment for those doing fieldwork from home or who did enough to write about their organization. The second option is the alternate assignment, which uses the Black Panther Party as a case study.
Next week (May 11) will be reserved for phone conferences/ questions/ work on your final papers.
Instructions for this week: Watch the short clip from Dr. Marimba Ani then listen to my lecture (it’s about 23 minutes long) then comment on Wilson’s chapter. In chapter 4 Wilson analyzes the importance of individual and collective consciousness for building power in the black community. Take some time to carefully read, think about, and comment on it.
Watch to the following 49-second clip by Dr. Marimba Ani (Go to the direct link on Youtube if you don’t see the video embedded below.) Think about how her explanation of collective consciousness relates to Wilson’s vision in the chapter.
No student presentation this week
This week’s audio lecture:
It’s approximately 22 minutes long. Play it in your browser by pressing the arrow below. Try it in a different browser or on a laptop/desktop computer if it doesn’t play–especially on mobile devices–and please report any problems to me.
Comments on posts:
You’ll notice the “Leave a Comment” button is now active below. Here’s how it’ll work: you can use these to discuss points raised here. A few points:
- Your first comment will have to be approved by me: after that, you can comment without approval
- Comments section will only be open to enrolled students
- You have to leave your name (enter as first name and last initial only) so a) I can make sure only people in the class are commenting and b) you get credit for the comment
- Remember to be respectful, especially when responding to classmates
To ‘participate’ in the class, I’d like to see everyone 1) post a substantive comment of their own based on either Wilson’s chapter, the presentation, or my lecture using some of the questions raised. conversation prompts, and 2) to respond thoughtfully to someone else’s comment—not just agree/disagree, but add on evidence or ask a follow-up question. It’s fine with me if conversation continues in a thread as long as it does, but two responses showing a clear engagement with the reading will count for being ‘present.’ Does that make sense? You have until next Wednesday to write those two comments for credit. The comment section closes after 14 days.