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"Roll, Jordan, Roll": A Critique of Slavery and a Story of Hope

The spiritual “Roll, Jordan, Roll” is one of the most well-known of the “sorrow songs”. W.E.B. Du Bois coined the term “sorrow songs” in his 1903 publication, … 1,746 more words

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The "Dream": A Critical Concept in Between the World and Me

This was originally a formal paper but has been modified into a blog post.

Everyone dreams, but one individual’s dream may be another’s nightmare. Ta-Nehisi Coates references a “Dream” with this duality in his 2015 memoir… 2,488 more words

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The Fight for Equality: Du Bois and Woolf

W.E.B. Du Bois and Virginia Woolf each wrote as proponents for equality of their respective groups, black men and women. Despite this similarity, their approaches differed immensely. 518 more words

Drawing Connections

Black Parenting: Ta-Nehisi Coates and Maya Angelou

Ta-Nehisi Coates emphasizes the love a black parent has for his/her child in his National Book Award winner, Between the World and Me.

“Black people love their children with a kind of obsession.

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Writing (About Race) While White

Another month has gone by and I haven’t blogged. Have I written? Yes. Have I had thoughts? Ha-ha. But the topic most on my brain has not manifested into a piece of writing I could post. 740 more words

Peaceful Living

A Musical Protest Movement

Protest movements do not have a definite formula. From the labor workers’ rights strikes beginning in the early 19th century to the nonviolent protests utilized by Gandhi and Dr. 578 more words

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The Case for Black History Month

February, the shortest month of the year, when rosy hopefulness leads in to the carefree transitions of March and the culmination of spring in April. February, Black History Month. 1,032 more words