Saturday, June 6, 2015

Readings for African American Literatures & Cultures Institute (2015)

Week 1
• Excerpt from Marcus Rediker’s Slave Ship
• Notebook on slavery/liberation
• Poetry Packet #1
The Black Book
• “Message to the Grassroots” by Malcolm X
• "Diversifying the Graduate school Pipeline" by Joycelyn Moody and Howard Rambsy II
• Poetry packet #2
• “How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You” by Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah
The Black Book
• “Behind the Making of The Black Book” by Toni Morrison 

Week 2
• "A rose by any other name? The consequences of subtyping" Erika V. Hall, Katherine W. Phillips, Sarah S.M. Townsend
• Poetry Packet #3
• "1.5 Million Missing Black Men"
• "The Breast Cancer Racial Gap" by Tara Parker-Pope 
• "Why Black Women Die of Cancer" by Harold P. Freeman 
• "Sweetness" by Toni Morrison
• Listening session (Amiri Baraka)

Week 3
• Excerpt from The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
• Excerpts from The Boondocks by Aaron McGruder and (Th)ink by Keith Knight

African American Literatures and Cultures Institute

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