In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 4, 1776, as the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. On this day in 1776, the Founding Fathers formally declared independence for the thirteen colonies. Since then, this monumental document has been at the center of an annual celebration of American democratic values.
What is the role of colorism in black female sexuality and the division of labor in slavery? Most slave narratives have a ‘moment of racial consciousness’ where the speaker first discovers they are enslaved. What was that moment of racial consciousness and enslavement for Linda/Harriet Jacobs? How does Jacobs argue slavery corrupts white Americans? How… MORE
Introductory Note (from Professor Rhae Lynn Barnes): This interactive film analysis focused on Paris Blues (film embedded below) was created by Lucas Bohlinger, an undergraduate in the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Paris Blues is an American feature-length film directed by Martin Ritt on location in Paris, France, during 1961 staring Sidney Poitier (playing Eddie… MORE
Below are the first impressions students enrolled in “Sojourners: Black Popular Culture in Paris” at the University of Southern California wrote during their first night in Paris, France after our welcome dinner in Montmartre. “Arriving in Paris I was surprised by the land. The land has been so greatly impacted by the influence of man… MORE