Black Power Pedagogies

archive.blackgothamarchive.org/items/show/61/index.html This is a photograph of Maritcha as an adult. In adulthood, Maritcha was able to fulfill her lifelong ambition of becoming a school teacher. In her memoir, she credited the many people who helped her at every step of the way. In childhood, there were her parents, who “made over a sickly, peevish, unproposingContinue reading “Black Power Pedagogies”

An Unbroken Bond: The Role of Africa in Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Liberation Thought and Praxis

This essay recasts the development of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s sociopolitical thought and activism in light of an African-centered reading of history.  The paper examines the role of Africa (diasporic and continental) in shaping MLK’s World House ecumenical theology and socio-ethical philosophy by first, relating his cultural and intellectual foundations to African diasporic cultural history.  Second,Continue reading “An Unbroken Bond: The Role of Africa in Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Liberation Thought and Praxis”

Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing will be an important recommended text in #AAS300, The Case for Reparations. Medaase paa, @ProfClaiborne for the recommendation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDB0y-dWDOE&feature=share

Parker’s Birth of a Nation forces Nation’s Attention to lesser known Historical Figures

  Answering the Call of Freedom: Moses Dickson and the Knights of Liberty Confront Slavery S. T. Livingston, Ph.D. In the heat of March, 1848, leading up to the Decade of crisis, a Black barber stood bent over the slumped person of a White slave owner reclining in his barber’s chair. Despite the extremely sharp straight-razorContinue reading “Parker’s Birth of a Nation forces Nation’s Attention to lesser known Historical Figures”