Monday, November 28, 2011

A Notebook on Body and Soul by Alondra Nelson

I'm slowly developing a small notebook here on Alondra Nelson's book Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination (2011).  The notebook will primarily include brief summaries or identifications of key points in the book as well as a few observations or ideas based on the reading.

The book's focus on "medical discrimination," "health inequality," and African American health activism provides some useful ways of thinking about or rethinking black and American history.

November 26: Opening Notes on Body & Soul
November 28: B. T. Washington, M. Garvey & Health Activism
November 28: African American Lit., Medical Discrimination & Health Activism
December 2: Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Medical Discrimination
December 14: The Black Panther Party and Study Groups

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