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Episode 7: African American Frontiers (Part 2)

Episode 7: African American Frontiers (Part 2)

In this episode, we explore how life was different for African Americans on the frontier. How those differences translate to both danger and opportunity for persons of African descent in the Spanish and English American territories, and the role Africans played in shaping what was to become the American frontier.

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Episode 8: Did The Civil War End of Slavery?

Episode 8: Did The Civil War End of Slavery?

In this episode, we will assess fruits of the struggle to define “citizenship” in “post-slavery” America. What did “freedom” mean for former slaves?  How did black women fare in the period of reconstruction? 

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Episode 10: Unity In Diversity? (Part 1)

Episode 10: Unity In Diversity? (Part 1)

In Part 1 of this series, we will explore the political and social climate up to 1920s that is going to shape the boundaries of African Americans’ ideological responses to the failure of Reconstruction.

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Episode 12: University in Diversity? (Part 3)

Episode 12: University in Diversity? (Part 3)

In this episode,Unity In Diversity? We look at 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.

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Episode 13: Race vs Gender – Femiphobia and Homophobia Within the Black Liberation Struggle

Episode 13: Race vs Gender – Femiphobia and Homophobia Within the Black Liberation Struggle

In this episode, we will look at the social construct of patriarchal masculinity as it is expressed in the Black liberation struggle. We will start with the critical question posed by the brilliant scholar and social critic, bell hooks. We will then take a look at some specific controversies vis-à-vis gender and homophobia. Has homophobia and femiphobia (fear of women) hurt the Black Liberation struggle?

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Episode 15: African American Frontiers (Part 3)

Episode 15: African American Frontiers (Part 3)

In this episode, African American Frontiers (Part 3): A Tale of Two Revolutions. We look at the two new republics in the western hemisphere — the United States and Haiti. As the two fledgling nations forge new frontiers, what will their independence mean for African Americans? What new dangers and opportunities will Africans face? What role will Blacks on the frontier play in shaping the course of a new nation?

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