Posted by: profe | February 22, 2019


This week we will focus our discussion on the “Black Power” phase of the Black Freedom Struggle, as we turn our discussion to the Malcolm x and the Nation of Islam, as well as the Black Panther Party for Self Defense.

For Tuesday’s class you should read the remainder of the The Autobiography of Malcolm X. We’ll continue with our regular discussion format, selecting 6-7 participants at random. Remember you ALL should prepare your list of discussion prompts and bring them to class. The assignment asks that they are turned in during class, not after.

We’ll follow-up our formal discussion on the book with a short lecture on the Black Panther Party and a discussion of last week’s movie, “Freedom on My Mind.”

On Thursday we’ll have a lecture on “Black Power” and an informal discussion on a documentary called “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution.” You should watch the film (via Sakai) in advance of class.

Be well until then!

Bobby Seale (at microphone) and other Black Panthers,  at a press conference in Oakland, CA, after the shooting of one of their members (17-year old Bobby Hutton) by police officers in 1968.


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