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AFRCNA 0031 Week 14 Notes

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Here are the notes from Tuesday, April 14th and Thursday, April 16th.
Michael Tillotson
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Aileen Ryan on Monday April 20, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to 0031 at a university taught by Michael Tillotson in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 143 views.

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Date Created: 04/20/15
April 14 2015 The Black Power Movement 0 About human agency ITC IntentionCapabilityThreat 0 President Johnson asked the Commission 3 questions 0 What happened why did it happen what can be done to prevent it from happening again Common Interest 0 The Civil Rights Movement and the Black Power Movementwhile distinctly different in Methodology Strategy and Approach both SHARED the common goal of collective AGENCY for Black Americans Central Ideological Ideas 0 Religious Cultural 0 Political 3 Fundamentals of Black Power 0 Selfdetermination control of their communities destiny and daily lives through institutional strength 0 Selfrespect a sense of expanded selfworth and ability rooted in CULTURE and STRUGGLE Selfdefense exercise their right to defend themselves against attacks of racial hatred by regular citizens and law enforcement Third Reality of Reconstruction o How would America at that time integrate persons Perspective on the Civil Rights Movement 0 Too mainstream 0 Too moderate 0 Too gradual 0 To generate real social change 0 The want to be selfdefining selfdetermining selfactualized Tired of being guests in their own house 0 Text Martin and Malcolm and America A Dream or a Nightmare by James H Cone Nguzo Saba 7 Principles 1 Umoja Unity To strive for and maintain unity in the family community nation and race 2 Kujichagulia Selfdetermination To define ourselves name ourselves create for ourselves and speak for ourselves 3 Ujima Collective Work and Responsibility To build and maintain our community together and make our brother s and sister s problems our problems and to solve them together 4 Ujiamaa Cooperative Economics To build and maintain our own stores shops and other businesses and to profit from them together i Texts by James Baldwin ii Stokely Carmichael in order for nonviolence to work you must have an opponent with a consciencequot 5 Nia Purpose Black History as Artistic Agency 0 As an aesthetic foundation it seeks to step beyond the Western framework of American art which has enclosed and mothers any previous expression of Blackness April 16 2015 Schools of Thought in Africana Studies 0 An Africancentered scholar is one who examines all phenomenon unapologetically from the worldview of cosmological place of the African NonAfricancentered thinkers can still put forth a commonality of perspective with African centered scholars on a given topic Reformers Attempt to merely REFORM Eurocentric canons to assimilate Black expenences Reformer Position 0 Many socalled mainstream Black scholars today are often so deeply philosophically ingrained within the structure of European knowledge that they find it very difficult to accept the alternative epistemologies can be employedfor example the Africancentered paradigm Mark Christian Lehman College New York To Be or Not To Be An African Centered Scholar o A lot of times research methodologies have political ideologies attached to them depending on their funding source Philosophy and Research Practice Identifiable Intellectual Identity location 0 Text The 101 Most Dangerous Professors Two Major Schools of Though Eurocentric School 0 African Centered School Eurocentric School 0 Scholar may adopt a right or left approach in their scholarship 0 Black Neocons Eurocentric Thinkers 0 Social Democratic Radicals 0 Liberal Elite Cultural Theorists Social Democratic Radicals 0 They draw from the critical theorists of the European intellectual leftist tradition including the works of Marx Macuse Foucault and others Liberal Elite School 0 Largely inaccessible postmodernist literary theory attempting to signify and interpret Black historical experience and culture through a Eurocentric lens African Centered School 0 Their collective work involves the mammothherculean task of wrestling African civilizations from the grip an interpretations of Eurocentric scholarship Contends with substantive contemporary topics such as racialized identities African aesthetics social work literature communication politics popular culture and a


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