January 30:    Introductions

February 1:   Frederick Douglass, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July”*

February 6:   Frances E. W. Harper, Selected Poems* :  “The Slave Auction,” “The Slave Mother,” “Bible Defense of Slavery,” and “Learning to Read”

February 8:   Nat Turner, “The Confessions of Nat Turner”*

February 13: Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written By Herself

February 15: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written By Herself

February 20: No class. Monday schedule.

February 22: Ida B. Wells, “Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All its Phases”*

February 27: Alain Locke, “The New Negro”*

writing assignment #1 is due

March 1:         Bruce Nugent, “Smoke, Lilies and Jade”*

March 6:         Sterling Brown, Selected Poems*

March 8:         Langston Hughes, Selected Poems*

March 13:       Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

March 15:       Their Eyes Were Watching God

March 20:       Reading Day: Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

March 22:       Reading Day: Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

March 27:       Invisible Man

March 29:       Invisible Man

April 3: Spring Break

April 5: Spring Break

April 10:         Invisible Man

writing assignment #2 is due

April 12:         Invisible Man

April 17:  Invisible Man

April 19:         Leroi Jones (Amiri Baraka) “The Revolutionary Theater”; James T. Stewert, “The Development of the Black Revolutionary Artist”

April 24:         Ntozake Shange, “my pen is a machete”*

April 26:         Octavia Butler, “Speech Sounds”*

writing assignment #3 is due

May 1:            Ta-Nehisi Coates, Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet, Book 1

May 3:            Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet, Book 1 and Ta-Nehisi Coates, “Why I Am Writing Captain America…”

May 8:            Screening: Digital Stories

May 10:          Screening: Digital Stories

May 15:          Wikipedia Edit-a-thon