I found Dubler and Lloyd’s reading particularly resonated with many of the readings and themes we have discussed thus far, particularly Dr. Cone and the necessity for a more modern approach to fighting anti-Black racism. Denmark Vesey, Nat Turner and other slave rebels exemplify Dr. Cone’s idea that making change…

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While I had no prior engagement with Lloyd or the authors in Black Art Matters, the ideas expressed by Lloyd and Autumn Brown were not unfamiliar or surprising. We have already read works like those of Christina Sharpe and Dr. James Cone that suggest a more “radical”…

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I had not engaged with any of these materials prior to this assignment, but I was aware of evangelical Christians’ reluctance to support the Black Lives Matter movement.

While I found conservative Christians’ unwillingness to support the movement disturbing, I was not entirely surprised. In fact…

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I was familiar with most of the incidents depicted in the film (the murders of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice etc.) and the Black Lives Matter movement. However, this documentary helped me to both further understand the movement and organize my thoughts around what…

I had not engaged with any of the materials before this week, but I was particularly struck by Pinn’s and Floyd-Thomas’s writings. While there was certainly overlap between the two authors, the two also differed on key concepts.

Both Pinn and Floyd-Thomas emphasized the importance of the Black body and…

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While I was unfamiliar with all of Dr. Cone’s work and did not know what to expect, I had read a significant amount of Dr. King’s work and was familiar with his calls to action for the white theologians and his letter from the Birmingham jail.

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I honestly had no clue what to expect in the “The Wake” reading or Ms. Hartman’s podcast, so I tried to approach both with an open mind. One idea that stuck with me from both works was what the host of the Hartman podcast called “the…

I had not engaged with any of the materials before this week, but I was familiar with stereotypes of black girls in the media and I had seen or heard of some of the incidences displayed in the documentary. I was also aware of the effects of mass incarceration and…

Before reading these materials, I was familiar with the works of W.E.B Dubois, as I had read him in my American History class in 11th grade. I knew that Dubois was one of the preeminent African-American scholars in the country. However, I was familiar with neither Birth of a Nation

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