This collection of video content is ideally suited for online learners. It includes content in Black History, Black Politics, Black Sociology, as well as Black Art and Music.
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In this edition of, “Say What?!!” we evaluate Dane Calloway’s claim that Harriet Tubman is a fictional character and that the underground railroad has no correlation with the network of safe houses used to assist fugitive slaves as historians have claimed. Dane makes the extraordinary claim that the Underground Railroad is an actual underground transit system that had been in existence for centuries.
Convict leasing, sharecropping, and domestic service are some of the ways that newly emancipated Blacks continued to face involuntary servitude after the Civil War. But Black people rose to the challenge. In this episode we discuss three ways the Civil War failed to end slavery AND four things Black people did about.
In this episode we look at how African music transcended the Atlantic slave trade and how elements of the African roots of music became infused into the antebellum slave plantations through Black Spirituals, Gospels, slave work songs, and blues becoming the foundation of Black music in America today.
In this live stream, we explore the contradictions between the Enlightenment, the American Revolution, and Black freedom. While white revolutionaries fought for freedom from British rule in 1776, Blacks in revolutionary America had their own aspirations for freedom.
The history of slavery and sectional debate impacted the formation of California in a variety of ways. California’s admission into the Union and the Compromise of 1850 intensified the sectional conflict over slavery bringing the United States one step closer to Civil War. The hidden history of the slavery debate in the mid-19th century becomes visible in the very placement of California’s eastern border. Additionally, California becomes a central point in Black history as African Americans struggled to keep slavery out of California…and Black people in it.
Support African Elements via Patreon @ patreon.com/africanelements. In this episode, a look at black voters and representation. We will review the troubling history of black voter enfranchisement and the ongoing efforts to suppress the black vote.
Support African Elements via Patreon @ patreon.com/africanelements; In this video we look at some of the conflicting elements of Black Nationalism in the struggle for black liberation and self-determination
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