Presentation Title

Black (Life) Narratives

Presentation Type

Panel Discussion

School

School of Arts and Humanities

Discipline

American Studies

Mentor

English, Michael Antonucci

Abstract

Reading Black (LIFE) Narratives by Malcolm X, Anne Moody, Frederick Douglass, Ida B. Wells, Booker T. Washington and other African American writers, our panel from this section of an Honors "Humanities" course present excerpts from our final projects examining connections between "historical," "canonical" works by African American writers. Reading these works as "Black (Life) Narratives" we discuss them in terms of "Black (Life) Matters", understood as an ongoing African American freedom struggle. Our discussion focuses on contemporary dialogues on race and identity put forth in recent works by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Randall Horton and Danzi Senna.

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Black (Life) Narratives

Reading Black (LIFE) Narratives by Malcolm X, Anne Moody, Frederick Douglass, Ida B. Wells, Booker T. Washington and other African American writers, our panel from this section of an Honors "Humanities" course present excerpts from our final projects examining connections between "historical," "canonical" works by African American writers. Reading these works as "Black (Life) Narratives" we discuss them in terms of "Black (Life) Matters", understood as an ongoing African American freedom struggle. Our discussion focuses on contemporary dialogues on race and identity put forth in recent works by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Randall Horton and Danzi Senna.