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Major Topics in African American Studies

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Amber Johnson Logan
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(84)
Our class community centers the experiences of Africans by using the Africana framework to consider who and what Africans are to themselves and others mostly, but not exclusively, in the United States.

Class experience

The goal is to introduce or deepen exposure to major themes in African American Studies.
Learners will engage in weekly assignments and discuss ideas in class. 
Learners will also learn to research and discern information sources, how to apply a framework to knowledge work, and how to ask and answer critical questions. 
I am excited to bring this class to Outschool. In addition to my education- my undergraduate (History- Hampton University) and graduate (U.S. History- Southern Methodist University) and my classroom experience (teaching college lower-division level African-American History) I also bring a wealth of interdisciplinary study and experiences to this space. I look forward to sharing my passion for understanding African American experiences through history, literature, music, cinema, food, sport, and institutions.  
Homework Offered
Assessments Offered
I am happy to provide a written assessment at the end of the class- please let me know if you'd like one.
Grades Offered
Grade offered by request- please let me know before the end of the second week.
Learners should have a dedicated notebook for this class.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Parents should note that this a high school-level course using materials for general audiences. This subject matter may be difficult to experience at times due to the violent nature of many experiences. I recommend that parents engage the material along with the learner whenever possible. 
Material for this course will be drawn from commonly used resources to include:
The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois
< The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
< “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” by Martin Luther King Jr.
< Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World by David Walker
< Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
< “Discourse on Colonialism” by Aimé Césaire
< Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: Written by Herself by Harriet Jacobs
< “The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain” by Langston Hughes
< “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” by Frederick Douglass
< Notes on the State of Virginia by Thomas Jefferson
< “The Case for Reparations” by Ta-Nehisi Coates
< The Mis-Education of the Negro by Carter G. Woodson
< The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano by Olaudah Equiano
< Atlanta Exposition Address/Atlanta Compromise by Booker T. Washington
< “If We Must Die” by Claude McKay
< Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali by D.T. Niane
< “The Ballot or the Bullet” by Malcolm X.
< The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon 
< “Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color” by Kimberlé 
Williams Crenshaw
< “On How We Mistook the Map for the Territory, and Re-Imprisoned Ourselves in Our Unbearable Wrongness of 
Being, of Desêtre: Black Studies Toward the Human Project” by Sylvia Wynter
< Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
< “Message to the Grassroots” by Malcolm X.
< “The Negro Art Hokum” by George Schuyler
< “The Black Campus Movement and the Institutionalization of Black Studies, 1965–1970” by Ibram H. Rogers
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(84)
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Why not use the momentum of memory- or lessons of the past- to make a better future?

I write to you from my Carolina home where I am reading, listening and talking about the past, present and future. Although I am sometimes saddened, I mostly... 
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$18

weekly or $125 for 7 classes
1x per week, 7 weeks
55 min

Live video meetings
Ages: 14-17
3-8 learners per class

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