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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

OER AT JOHN JAY COLLEGE

OER Course Conversion Projects

 

            OER for AFR 140 

    Introduction to Africana Studies

                       

 

(Note: If the resource is not designated as OER, open access or a library resource, the use of it is for educational purposes under the Fair Use Provision of the US Copyright Act.)

HISTORY & INTERDISCIPLINARY KNOWLEDGE

FREEDOM, LIBERATION, & BLACK NATIONALISM(S)

Social Construction of Race

CAPITALISM AND BLACKNESS 

  • Suciu, T. (2009). Is capitalism ethical? Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Brasov. Series V: Economic Sciences2, 237–244.  (Login using your John Jay credentials)
  • Lawrence, K., Sutton, S. Kubisch, A., Susi, G., & Fulbright-Anderson, K. (June 2004). Structural racism and community building. Aspen Institute Roundtable on Community Change.  http://www.aspeninstitute.org/sites/default/files/content/docs/pubs/aspen_structural_racism2.pdf* Read pp. 7-22 (additional pages optional)

RACIAL CAPITALISM

BLACK BODIES IN VISUAL & HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
Women, Work and Slave Labor

VOICE AND NARRATIVE

COLONIALISM: THE GLOBAL SPREAD

Underdevelopment and Economic Liberalization in Africa

Exploring Underdevelopment and Neo-Colonialism

  • Walter, R. (with Babu, A. M., & Harding, V.). (1981). How Europe underdeveloped Africa. Howard University Press. 
  • Read the following parts of Section 6: “The Supposed Benefits of Colonialism to Africa” and “Negative Character of the Social, Political and Economic Characteristics.” Reading is available from the Internet Archive, pp. 203-238:  https://archive.org/details/howeuropeunderde00rodn. Sign up for a free account and “borrow” the ebook for one hour or 14 days in order to access the entire book.
  • TEDx Talks. (2013, September 23). Africa post-colonial development: Fatoumata Waggeh at TEDxGallatin [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7lmz4UL4wE 
  • Douglass, F. (1845). Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, An American slave. Anti-slavery Office.  Read Chapters 7 through 10.

Exploring the Politico-Social and Environmental Consequences of the Resource Curse

  • Sundaram, J. K. (2008). Economic liberalisation and development in Africa. Codesria.  (Login with your John Jay credentials). Also available from https://www.codesria.org/spip.php?article1332&lang=en * Read pp. 1-15, up to but NOT including section on “Resource Curse.” 
  • Shakur, A. (1987). Assata : An autobiography. Zed Books.  (Login with your John Jay credentials)

Experience of the Oppressed

Africana Resistance to Racism

BLACK REVOLUTIONS 
Haitian Revolution

  • The Haitian Revolution: 1794–1804. (n.d.). Africans in America. PBS. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part3/3p2990.html  *
  • Explore all six links listed under Related Entries at the bottom of the page.
  • View the Haitian Declaration of Independence retrieved from: https://www.nyhistory.org/haitian-declaration-independence and  https://today.duke.edu/showcase/haitideclaration/declarationstext.html 
  • Shakur, A. (1987). Assata : An autobiography. Zed Books.  (Login with your John Jay credentials) Chapter 4 through Chapter 5.
  • Media: Olsen, B. (2018, March 16). Haitian Revolution summary & timeline [Video]. Study.com. https://study.com/academy/lesson/haitian-revolution-summary-timeline.html

 
Explore Key Revolutionary Figures Boukman & Makandal from Saint Domingue and Introduce Voodoo as a Religious Practice

The Tulsa Race Riot and the Ferguson Unrest

  • Ellsworth, S. (with Franklin, J. H.). (1982). Race relations and local violenceDeath in a Promised Land: The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 (pp. 38-65). Louisiana State University Press. (Login with your John Jay credentials)
  • Ellsworth, S. (with Franklin, J. H.). (1982). Race riotDeath in a Promised Land: The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 (pp. 66-91). Louisiana State University Press. (Login with your John Jay credentials)

Ferguson: The Events Preceding and Contributing to the Ferguson Unrest

Black Feminism and Racial Justice

  • Collins, P. H. (1988).  When fighting words are not enough: The gendered content of Afrocentrism. Fighting words: Black women and the search for justice. (pp. 155-186). University of Minnesota Press. Available at the John Jay Library Stack E185.86 .C5817 1999
     
  • Shakur, A. (1987). Assata : An autobiography. Zed Books.  (Login with your John Jay credentials).  Chapter 6 through Chapter 8.

GEOGRAPHIES OF RACE

Slavery and Forced Migration in the Americas: Afro-Latinx Identities

AFRICANS IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH
Restorative Justice and the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Introduction to Restorative Justice: An Example from the Gullah Tradition

Origins of Apartheid and the Need for the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)

AFRICANS IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH
Restorative Justice and the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Introduction to Restorative Justice: An Example from the Gullah Tradition

Origins of Apartheid and the Need for the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)

RACE ENDURES: CULTURAL PRODUCTION OF AMERICA’S UNIQUE LEGACY

  • Shakur, A. (1987). Assata : An autobiography. Zed Books.  (Login with your John Jay credentials). Chapter 9 through Chapter 11 and Chapter 15.
  • In class: The Butler

WOMEN’S INTELLECTUAL & POLITICAL IMPACT ACROSS THE DIASPORA