The End

I knew from looking at the title of this course, in my completely unbiased opinion, that it was going to be nothing short of “lit”. Being an African American woman, I have always found interest and fascination in our culture and also liked being aware of the social injustices we face everyday. “Everybody wanna be black until it’s time to be black” was a quote I’ve been seeing float around the internet for the past few months. If that statement ain’t true then i dont know what is.

But reflecting back on the class, I really want to thank Professor Eversley for being so raw and uncut. What I mean by that is she told us the real for what it was and the way I look at it is, life is too short to beat around the bush. Even in a classroom environment. She is a beautiful soul inside and out and I enjoyed every minute of her vibrant personality during class time. Even when we would receive emails from her I would read them in her voice. That’s the distinctive personality that sticks with me. I also greatly appreciate her always assuring us that we are not alone. Whether or not it’s something as small as raising your hand to ask a question in class. Often times students are afraid (myself included) to ask questions because of sounding dumb in front of the whole class. When in actuality, half the class most likely had the same question as you. So I really appreciate her giving us the opportunity to voice our opinions or concerns in the classroom.

I also want to thank her for constantly allowing us to express ourselves in the blogs and in the multimedia project. I love the informality of the blogs because you get to really see a person’s personality by the way they choose to write. When we write formal papers we put on this persona that makes us sound professional and sophisticated. Obviously there is nothing wrong with that but we never get an opportunity to simply write exactly what we’re thinking with no edits and no holding back. This is also something that I’ve never been able to do in school which is why I thank her for this. I am extremely appreciative that I was able to have my last semester in college with a professor like her. She will definitely be part of my college stories I tell my kids in the future. Haha.

Thank you professor Eversley!

5 thoughts on “The End

  1. m.andriotis says:

    I completely agree with everything you said – Professor Eversley is the best! Every single day we had class, I looked forward to hearing everything she had to say because of what she says and how she says it. I wish I could have her as a professor every semester. And I agree about the blog posts too; it was so nice to be able to comment on the course readings whenever we wanted to and to be able to connect with our peers in a way that would not be possible with just paper assignments. And I think participating in class is so important, but it’s also not always easy because of anxiety and nerves, so I’m glad she told us to let go of that and just raise our hands. The world needs more Professor Eversleys!

  2. i.pennetto says:

    I agree with what you wrote wholeheartedly. I wrote a similar note on the course survey. Professor Eversley was an awesome professor to have teaching this class because she didn’t beat around the bush and sugarcoat things. She gave us the real hard truth. You don’t often find a lot of Professors open to the kind of dialogue she had with us and I am so glad I got to meet her and take her class my last semester of college. Thank you, Professor!

  3. Keli Jarazi says:

    Hi,

    I couldn’t agree more with what you said! I was definitely afraid to ask “dumb” questions as well, but our professor made it so easy for us to learn more about history and literature and taught us how to have our own voice when it came to the subject.

    Thank you for sharing this!
    And special thanks to our professor!

  4. i.grechka says:

    For me personally, this class was a breakeven moment of my cultural experience in U.S. I really appreciate professor for recommending great books which showed me the real history of America

  5. r.vereen says:

    The assigned readings for this course were frightening and eye-opening because they were laced with horrible stories of the history of black people in the United States of America. The class discussions lead by the brilliant Professor Eversley made the classes so interesting that students always wanted more. The classroom became an open forum, allowing everyone to express themselves honestly during discussions. She’s passionate about teaching and passionate about her students learning.

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