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The Creation of Black Studies at San Diego City College

The Creation of Black Studies at San Diego City College

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Retired Professor of Black Studies, Nathan Katungi, discusses the history of the Black Studies Department at San Diego City College — how the department was created, the vision, philosophy and goals, and the challenges faced by the department.

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The Haitian Revolution, The Slave Trade, and Black Women

The Haitian Revolution, The Slave Trade, and Black Women

Support African Elements via Patreon; patreon.com/africanelements! In this episode, we look at the impact of the Haitian Revolution. The Republic of Haiti shaped US politics around slavery, heightened tension between North and South, and impacted Black women in often overlooked ways.

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The Harlem Renaissance: Black Art, Jazz, and Cultural Dilemma (REUPLOAD)

The Harlem Renaissance: Black Art, Jazz, and Cultural Dilemma (REUPLOAD)

The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural explosion of Black art and music in the 1920s. But as Black culture took to a more prominent stage there was intense debate among artists about how Black artists and musicians should best present themselves to white audiences. Here we explore how they navigated this cultural dilemma.

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Episode 1: What is Black Studies?

Episode 1: What is Black Studies?

In this episode, we look at the origins of a relatively new academic discipline. How did Black Studies come about and how is it distinct from other academic disciplines? Also, what are the challenges faced by scholars, academics and students of Black Studies in higher education?

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