This is a syllabus that suggests readings for a course exploring histories of cultural resistance and activism in the United States from the colonial period to the present.
20th CenturyWorld War I
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Introduction Paris has long been a destination for African American writers looking to escape racism in the United States. James Baldwin described Paris as the “landscape of [his] heart.” Chester Himes attributed much of his fame to Paris: “I felt I had become more famous in Paris than any black American who had ever lived.”… MORE
Meet at 10 AM at Le Petit Journal – 71 Boulevard Saint-Michel – 75005 Paris directly outside the Luxembourg Garden. Lunchtime suggestion: If you bring your own lunch, you could go into the Musée du Luxembourg and see Henry Ossawa Tanner’s paintings in person during our break. 2 PM: After a morning class in the Garden, you will walk… MORE