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African-American Literature
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This course considers the impact of storytelling and spirituals on the literary production of African American authors from the Colonial period to the current day, examining the cultural, historical, and political contexts of the literature, as well as how the issues of gender, race, and class affect the production and meaning of these works. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: identify the cultural influences and the development of African American literature; analyze the evolution of African American literature from an oral to a literary tradition; define the functions of African American literature from its inception in the period of slavery to the contemporary period; identify the major authors and/or literary works in the various literary periods and movements (Reconstruction to the New Negro Renaissance Movement; Harlem Renaissance; Realism, Naturalism, and modernism; Black Arts; and the Contemporary Period). This free course may be completed online at any time. (English Literature 411)

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Literature
Fine Arts
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The Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Dr. Bettina Love on Cultural Memory in Youth Creativity and Hip Hop
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Dr. Love is an author and associate professor of educational theory and practice at the University of Georgia. She was a keynote presenter at the 2016 Conference for Community Arts Education, November 2-5, 2016. This is a highlight from her speech.

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Education
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Other
Author:
Dr. Bettina Love
Date Added:
01/01/2020
Dr. Bettina Love to Speak at Madison College
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Dr. Bettina Love, an esteemed writer and educational researcher, will be speaking at Madison College’s Truax campus. Dr. Love will be appearing at a free event inside of Mitby Theater on Wednesday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m.

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Education
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Other
Author:
Nicholas Garton
Date Added:
01/01/2020
Hip Hop, Fall 2007
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" This class explores the political and aesthetic foundations of hip hop. Students trace the musical, corporeal, visual, spoken word, and literary manifestations of hip hop over its 30 year presence in the American cultural imagery. Students also investigate specific black cultural practices that have given rise to its various idioms. Students create material culture related to each thematic section of the course. Scheduled work in performance studio helps students understand how hip hop is created and assessed."

Subject:
Dance
Music
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
DeFrantz, Thomas
Date Added:
01/01/2007
Hip hop, grit, and academic success: Bettina Love at TEDxUGA
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This impassioned talk explains how students who identify with Hip Hop culture have been ignored or deemed deficient in schools because of mainstream misconceptions associated with Hip Hop culture. Through Hip Hop, these students embody the characteristics of grit, social and emotional intelligence, and the act improvisation- all of which are proven to be predictors for academic success. So where is the break down between formalized education and the potential for success for these students? Dr. Love argues that ignoring students' culture in the classroom is all but an oversight; it's discrimination and injustice that plays out in our culture in very dangerous ways.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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Education
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Other
Author:
Dr. Bettina Love
TEDx
Date Added:
01/01/2020
Madison Metropolitan School District Book Study Quotes and Images for We Want to Do More Than Survive
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Madison Metropolitan School District used these quotes and images during their We Want to Do More Than Survive Book Study with educators from across the district.

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Education
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Other
Author:
Tamara Mouw
Date Added:
01/01/2020
Negro and White Exclusion Towns and Other Observations in Oklahoma and Indian Territory by Frank G. Speck
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The book collects together and republishes a set of essays by Frank G. Speck that were originally issued as separate articles in The Southern Workman. The papers, which were written early in Speck's career, during the period 1907-1911, draw upon his first-hand observations in the Indian and Oklahoma Territories on the eve of Oklahoma statehood. In contrast to his more dispassionate ethnographic writings, which were published in venues read primarily by professional anthropologists and folklorists, these essays were published for a popular audience in the journal of the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, an important college serving African American and Native American students. Reflecting the sensibilities of Speck and his anthropological circle at the time, these brief essays are accessible, provocative and sometimes biting in tone and represent the work of a young scholar seeking to develop a public, progressive, critical and engaged stance relative to the social problems faced by the peoples--particularly Native American and African American peoples--of Oklahoma and of the United States more broadly. For modern readers, the essays are little utilized sources for the study of Oklahoma, Freedmen, and Muscogee (Creek) Indian cultural history. They also deepen historical understandings of Speck and his work and enrich scholarly knowledge of early efforts at developing anthropology as a means of cultural critique. Under U.S. copyright law, these essays are now in the public domain and is being republished on this basis.

Subject:
Geography
Sociology and Anthropology
U.S. History
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Full Course
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Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
Connexions
Author:
Frank G. Speck
Jason Baird Jackson
Date Added:
10/16/2017
Studies in Fiction: Rethinking the American Masterpiece, Fall 2007
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Intensive study of a range of texts by a single author or by a limited group of authors whose achievements are mutually illuminating. Some attention to narrative theory, and biographical and cultural backgrounds. Instruction and practice in oral and written communication. Topic: Joyce's Ulysses and Its Legacy.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Ethnic Studies
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Kelley, Wyn
Date Added:
01/01/2007
Studies in Fiction: Stowe, Twain, and the Transformation of 19th-Century America, Fall 2004
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Intensive study of a range of texts by a single author or by a limited group of authors whose achievements are mutually illuminating. Some attention to narrative theory, and biographical and cultural backgrounds. Instruction and practice in oral and written communication. Topic: Joyce's Ulysses and Its Legacy. This seminar looks at two bestselling nineteenth-century American authors whose works made the subject of slavery popular among mainstream readers. Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain have subsequently become canonized and reviled, embraced and banned by individuals and groups at both ends of the political and cultural spectrum and everywhere in between.

Subject:
Literature
Fine Arts
Ethnic Studies
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Kelley, Wyn
Date Added:
01/01/2004
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
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This collection uses primary sources to explore Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God. Digital Public Library of America Primary Source Sets are designed to help students develop their critical thinking skills and draw diverse material from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. Each set includes an overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to related resources, and a teaching guide. These sets were created and reviewed by the teachers on the DPLA's Education Advisory Committee.

Subject:
Literature
Ethnic Studies
Gender Studies
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
Digital Public Library of America
Provider Set:
Primary Source Sets
Author:
Lakisha Odlum
Date Added:
01/20/2016
Visual Art During the Harlem Renaissance
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This collection uses primary sources to explore visual art during the Harlem Renaissance. Digital Public Library of America Primary Source Sets are designed to help students develop their critical thinking skills and draw diverse material from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. Each set includes an overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to related resources, and a teaching guide. These sets were created and reviewed by the teachers on the DPLA's Education Advisory Committee.

Subject:
Art History
Performing and Visual Arts
Ethnic Studies
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
Digital Public Library of America
Provider Set:
Primary Source Sets
Author:
Kerry Dunne
Lakisha Odlum
Date Added:
10/20/2015
Wisconsin DPI Interview with Dr. Bettina Love
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In this interview hosted by Bianca Williams-Griffin, English Language Arts Education Consultant with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, and Tamara Mouw, Director of Teaching and Learning with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Dr. Love shares what mattering means and why it is foundational for students of Color to not just survive but to thrive. She also explains what is means to be an abolitionist teacher.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Tamara Mouw
Date Added:
01/01/2020