Category: david walker
+ african american literature, american literature, captain america, comics, david walker, early american literature, Isiah Bradley, Literature, marvel comics, robert morales, sho baraka, thomas jefferson, truth: red, white, and black, walt whitman
Put a dollar to your ear, you can hear the moaning of a slave America the great was built off the labor that they gave–Sho Baraka “Maybe Both, 1865” Over the past few weeks, I have been reading through various story arcs and volumes in the Marvel Universe. Specifically, I am reading Christopher Priest’s Black Panther (1998-2003), Mike Benson’s Luke Cage: Noir (2009), and … Read More Unheard Voices and “Truth: Red, White, and Black”
+ african american literature, american literature, an appeal to the colored citizens of the world, andy mineo, david walker, early american literature, enslaved, Literature, louisiana literature, notes on the state of virginia, slave narrative, slavery, solomon northup, southern literature, thomas jefferson, twelve years a slave, william ford
My own people owned people, but they don’t own that They say racism’s dead, man our President is black Two terms in the White House, that don’t mean jack If we still believe our present ain’t affected by our past–Andy Mineo “Uncomfortable” One question I hear over and over again when I speak or write about the history of racism, subjugation, and oppression in … Read More “Why can’t we just move on? The past is the past.”
+ african american literature, american literature, anne bradstreet, david walker, early american literature, emily dickinson, freedom's journal, gothic literature, john russwurm, Literature, pedagogy & american literary studies, Uncategorized
Last Tuesday, I wrote about some of the ways I have been implementing technology into my composition and literature classrooms. Today, I want to speak about a couple of more ways that I am incorporating the Internet and Web 2.0 tools into the literature classroom.
+ american literature, david walker, early american literature, edgar allan poe, gothic literature, nathaniel hawthorne, the minister's black veil, toni morrison, Uncategorized, william lloyd garrison
Upon reading Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Minster’s Black Veil” (1832), I began to think about the underlying cultural contexts surrounding the story’s initial publication. Namely, I started to think about it in relation to the issue of slavery and the abolitionist movement. While African or African American characters nor slavery appear in the story, the thematic elements lead me to consider Hawthorne’s story in relation … Read More Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Minister’s Black Veil” and Slavery
+ african american literature, american literature, colin kaepernick, david walker, ernest j gaines, jackie robinson, james baldwin, james meredith, john carlos, national anthem, NFL, southern literature, the sky is gray, tommie smith, Uncategorized
Over the past few weeks, I have seen numerous responses to Colin Kaepernick’s demonstrations during the National Anthem. Last week, an article even appeared on ESPN pointing out which players chose to demonstrate during the anthem in week three of the NFL season by kneeling, raising their fists in protest, or through some other means. Editorials and opinion pieces have appeared in various media … Read More Colin Kaepernick, the National Anthem, and Progress?