Sunday, June 7, 2015

Week #1 Readings

For the first week of the program, we covered a range of readings:

• From The Slave Ship: A Human History by Marcus Rediker

• A Notebook on slavery/liberation, which included runaway slave ads, writings by and about enslaved people

• Poetry Packet #1: Works by Opal Palmer Adisa, Lucille Clifton, Robert Hayden, Vievee Francis, Dudley Randall, Ishmael Reed, and Phillis Wheatley

• “Message to the Grassroots” by Malcolm X

• Poetry Packet #2: Works by Langston Hughes, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Gwendolyn Brooks, Robert Hayden, Helene Johnson,  Claude McKay, and Margaret Walker

The Black Book 

"Behind the Making of The Black Book" by Toni Morrison

"How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You: The BeyHive" By Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah

AALCI 2015