BLST 028. Black Liberation 2020
(Cross-listed with SOCI 028 )
2020 has been a tumultuous year. Economic, social, environmental and political events around the world have put global racial hierarchy in stark relief. In the United States, the Coronavirus pandemic is revealing and exacerbating existing racial inequalities. The continued state sponsored killing of Black people has sparked the latest iterations of the Black Liberation Movement within and across multiple boundaries. In this interdisciplinary course, we will investigate and uncover the seeds of these movements in previous eras, the conditions of white supremacy that continue to call forth resistance, and the manifestations of that constant resistance globally, nationally, and local to our city of Philadelphia. In partnership with the Pulitzer Center, students will work with preeminent journalists, local organizers and community members to create a podcast that will serve as a digital archive to tell multifaceted stories of Black Liberation 2020.
Eligible for BLST, GLBL-core
Catalog chapter: Black Studies
Department website: https://www.swarthmore.edu/black-studies-program
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