Black Panther: American Lit/History (elizabeth)

Note: This class is open to high school students only.

This is a high school lit class and history class.

This book is a crucial piece of American literature that captures the heart and soul of America (in it’s darkness and light) through the eyes of black folks in this country. The class will also include the history of the past and current impacts of the colonization of Africa as a continent and traces that history through the slavery of black folks in this country, to current events.

As a mini history lesson: Malcolm X was assassinated in 1965. The Black Panther Party (BPP) started in 1966. Malcolm X served as a deep source of inspiration to the foundation of the BPP among so much more. The Marvel movie, Black Panther came out last year, in 2018.

The American stories and histories through Malcolm X and the Black Panther Party are intertwined and complex. We will dive into the themes, literary devices, historical content and perspective writing.


Required texts/materials:

The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley 

Students will be responsible for obtaining their own texts/materials. Materials should be procured by: before first class-(1st very important hw assignment)

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