Using your knowledge from the readings, lectures, screenings and discussions, you will write an essay that constructs an argument by comparing two media examples from the second half of our class to answer the question:
Why is it important to remember Black liberation history?
In your answer, you will want to consider the political uses and misuses of Black liberation memory (either or both the memory of the Civil Rights Movement or more radical, revolutionary Black liberation history, such as the Black Power Movement or more radical figures, like Malcolm X or the more Radical King). You will also want to consider what is at stake in remembering or mis-remembering Black revolutionary politics for present day and future activism. You will want to refer to specific examples from the media you choose and use citations from our readings and lectures that are analyzed and addressed by you in the essay.
Because this is a short essay, you will be graded on:
- Argumentation: Does your essay clearly and persuasively argue for a specific thesis that is original, clear, and sophisticated? Does your essay illustrate your use of the course content to make your argument (the readings, lectures, class discussions)?
- Organization: Is your essay organized clearly and persuasively? Are you using topic sentences that draw in your reader and direct the ideas in your paragraph? Are your paragraphs both cohesive and organized in a logical way that supports your argument?
- Evidence: Does your essay use strong, specific examples and vivid descriptions to help prove your thesis?
- Language and Mechanics: Does your essay use strong word choices? Is it grammatically correct and exhibit a strong, persuasive style that fits a less formal genre of writing
Please also include the movie black panther from Marvels and the movie The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution for reference!!!!!!!!!!!