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The Making of African American Identity: Volume III, 1917-1968
Theme: SegregationTheme: MigrationsTheme: ProtestTheme: CommunityTheme: Overcome
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OVERCOME?






Framing Questions
  •  By the end of the 1960s, what had African Americans overcome?
  •  How had the civil rights movement affected the lives of African Americans?
  •  What remained to be overcome?
Romare Bearden, Sermons: The Walls of Jericho, 1964
 



1.  New Hope?» Text Links / Note / Discussion Questions

- Martin Luther King, Jr., "Fumbling on the New Frontier," essay, The Nation, 3 March 1962

2.  "People Get Ready"» Text Links / Note / Discussion Questions

- Curtis Mayfield, "People Get Ready," song, 1965

3.  From Negro to Black» Text Links / Note / Discussion Questions

- Romare Bearden, Sermons: The Walls of Jericho, photomechanical reproductions, pencil, brush & ink, and watercolor on paperboard, 1964

4.  Attacking Stereotypes» Text Links / Note / Discussion Questions

- Joe Overstreet, The New Jemima, acrylic on fabric over plywood, 1964
- Betye Saar, The Liberation of Aunt Jemima, mixed media assemblage, 1972

5.  Soul» Text Links / Note / Discussion Questions

- Julius Lester, "The Angry Children of Malcolm X," essay, Sing Out!, October/November 1966, excerpt

6.  Dubious Victory» Text Links / Note / Discussion Questions

- Tracy Price-Thompson, "Bensonhurst: Black Then Blue," memoir in Laurel Holliday, ed., Children of the Dream: Our Own Stories of Growing Up Black in America, Pocket Books, 1999

7.  Making It» Text Links / Note / Discussion Questions

- Brent Wade, Company Man, novel, 1992, excerpts
- Interview with Brent Wade, SoundingsTM, from the National Humanities Center, 1994



Image: Romare Bearden, Sermons: The Walls of Jericho, photomechanical reproductions, pencil, brush & ink, and watercolor on paperboard, 1964. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966; photograph by Lee Stalsworth. Reproduced by permission.



OVERCOME
1. New Hope?   2. "People Get Ready"   3. From Negro to Black
4. Attacking Stereotypes   5. Soul   6. Dubious Victory
  7. Making It








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