Convict leasing, sharecropping, and domestic service are some of the ways that newly emancipated Blacks continued to face involuntary servitude after the Civil War. But Black people rose to the challenge. In this episode we discuss three ways the Civil War failed to end slavery AND four things Black people did about.
In this episode we look at how African music transcended the Atlantic slave trade and how elements of the African roots of music became infused into the antebellum slave plantations through Black Spirituals, Gospels, slave work songs, and blues becoming the foundation of Black music in America today.
In this live stream, we explore the contradictions between the Enlightenment, the American Revolution, and Black freedom. While white revolutionaries fought for freedom from British rule in 1776, Blacks in revolutionary America had their own aspirations for freedom.
In this video, I break down the various ways in which the sectional debate over slavery impacted the formation of California. The impact of the slavery debate can be seen in the placement of California’s eastern border and in the struggle to keep slavery out of California…and ex-slaves in it.
Support African Elements via Patreon @ patreon.com/africanelements. In this episode, a look at black voters and representation. We will review the troubling history of black voter enfranchisement and the ongoing efforts to suppress the black vote.
Support African Elements via Patreon @ patreon.com/africanelements; In this video we look at some of the conflicting elements of Black Nationalism in the struggle for black liberation and self-determination
Support African Elements via Patreon @ patreon.com/africanelements. This video explores the various often conflicting elements of Black Nationalism in the struggle for black liberation and self-determination, and specifically at Maulana Karenga and his notion of cultural nationalism within the US organization.
Support African Elements via Patreon; patreon.com/africanelements. In this video we’re going to examine the notion of “freedom,” and why it’s been such an elusive thing for black folks to obtain.
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In this video, to we look at Black politics and anti-Black politics and some creative ways of shaping political dynamics in the black community.
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