Black Star Rising

Unit 2: Education for Liberation: Foundations of Black Studies

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This unit is designed to give you a robust introduction to Black Studies. It highlights the fight for Black history education in the 1960s as one of the forgotten victories of the Civil Rights Movement. Enjoy material that fuses poetry and primary sources to explore education as liberation. From the Mississippi Freedom Schools to the Liberation Schools of the Black Panther Party, this unit provides a great way to remix your studies of the Civil Rights and Black Power era. A powerful exploration of the Black Student Movement and demands for Black Studies.

What you'll love about this unit:

  • Examine excerpts from primary sources that trace the origins of Black Studies
  • Use study questions and activities to facilitate close readings of primary sources
  • Engage the demands of the Black Student Movement from stellar online resources
  • Interpret powerful, yet little known, Black Power poetry
  • Hyperlinks to online resources that save you time and allow for a deeper dive!
  • People to know include Dr. James Turner, Dr. Charles Cobb, Jr., Dr. Sonia Sanchez, Gil Scott-Heron, and Dr. Margaret Burroughs. Imagine that! [For those of you who know, know! If you don't know, get ready...]

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