Sunday, January 31, 2010

Individual Presentations: Guidelines & Schedule

Isaac and Rosa, Emancipated Slave Children, From the Free Schools of Louisiana, December 1863. Photo by Kimball.
 
Hi, class,

I am making a few modifications to the individual presentation guidelines. Please note the changes. You will be responsible for delivering a brief presentation (5 minutes maximum) on one of the readings from The Black Past, the online reference guide to African American history (click on link at left). The objective of the assignment is to present the work in such a way as to heighten the class’s interest in learning more about the author or the topic presented in the text.

You must provide a brief overview of the piece, as well as some analysis as to why you think the work is of continuing literary/historic value. Please provide a one-page handout with one or two passages which exemplify the major theme of the piece. This handout should include at least 3 educational/scholarly links  to more information about the author (such as an online bibliography, collected works, etc.).

A 5-minute presentation is approximately 2 double-spaced typed pages. You may prefer to write out your presentation or you may work from notes. Time yourself and rehearse so that you may give a polished, professional presentation--I will stop the presentation at 5 minutes. Be prepared to answer additional questions from the instructor and your classmates on the topic of your presentation. Below is the schedule of readings. Class will begin with the delivery of the presentations, so please come to class on time on the date of your presentation.

*There will be no make-up allowed for this presentation, which is worth 10 points.*

Thursday, 2/4
Aaron Bailey: Frederick Douglass, "If There is No Struggle, There is No Progress" (1857)
Marteena Lisle: Frances E.W. Harper, "We Are All Bound Up Together" (1866)


Tuesday, 2/9
Darnell Huggins: Frederick Douglass, "The Composite Nation" (1869)
Annzhinga Bailey: Hiram Revels, "The End of Segregated Schools" (1871)
Amirah Hillman: Frances E.W. Harper, "The Great Problem to be Solved" (1875)


Thursday, 2/11
Amatullah Safir: John F. Bruce, "Reasons Why the Colored Man Should Go to Africa" (1877)
Jonathan Olson: Peter H. Clark, "Socialism: The Remedy for the Evils of Society" (1877)


Tuesday, 2/16
Michelle Johnson: Ferdinand Barnett, "Race Unity" (1879)
Zandra Thomas: Lucy Parsons, "I Am an Anarchist" (1886)


Thursday, 2/18
Janere Davis: Frederick Douglass, "On Woman Suffrage" (1888)
Allyssa Bell: Anna Julia Cooper, "Women's Cause is One and Universal" (1893)
William Snell: Ida B. Wells, "Lynch Law in All Its Phases" (1893)


Tuesday, 2/23
Keyonna Hill: Booker T. Washington, "The Atlanta Compromise Speech" (1895)
Cecily Hillman: John H. Smyth, "The African in Africa and the African in America" (1895)


Thursday, 2/25
Pamela Hunter: Mary Church Terrell, "In Union There is Strength" (1897)
Quiana Warner: Alexander Crummell, "The Attitude of the American Mind..." (1898)
Teri Hills: Lucy Craft Laney, "The Burden of the Educated Colored Woman" (1899)


Tuesday, 3/2
Curline Stewart: W.E.B.Du Bois: "To the Nations of the World" (1900)
Charlee Thompson: Mary Church Terrell, "What it Means to be Colored..." (1906)
Alicia Stephens: Ida B. Wells, "This Awful Slaughter" (1909)


Thursday, 3/4
Sonia Saenz: William Pickens, "The Kind of Democracy the Negro Expects" (1919)
Quadriyyah Shakoor: Archibald Grimke, "The Shame of America..." (1920)
Joseph White: Marcus Garvey, "The Principles of the U.N.I.A." (1922)
Constance Smith: James Weldon Johnson, "Our Democracy and the Ballot" (1923)


Tuesday, 3/9
Ancin White, Jr.: Ralph J. Bunche, "The Barriers of Race Can Be Surmounted" (1949) 
Melisa Gonzalez: Charlotta Bass, "Acceptance Speech for V-Presidential Candidate..." (1952)


 Thursday, 3/11
Bianca Dasne: Malcolm X, "Exhorting Afro-Americans to Confront White Oppression" (1965)
Darnell Huggins: Stokely Carmichael, "Definitions of Black Power" (1966)


Tuesday, 3/16
Rijbergen Desroches (Jeff): Bayard Rustin, "From Protest to Politics" (1965)


Tuesday, 3/24

Taquanah Anderson: Shirley Chisolm, "I Am for the Equal Rights Amendment" (1970)
Michelle Ruiz-Taylor: Barbara Jordan: "Who, Then, Will Speak to the Common Good?" (1976)

2 comments:

Ruiz-Taylor said...

Hi Professor, I did notice that my presentation is due on a Wednesday. Is there a specific reason why?

Professor R. Williams said...

That was a mistake--we clarified it, I believe--take care!