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Race & Equality. PostModern Turn. Economics Political Social Definition. Identity and Liberation. Gender Equality – next lecture Racial Equality Move towards political and economic independence in 3 rd world countries. Mohandas Gandhi. 1869-1948 “Great Soul” Nonviolent resistance

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Postmodern turn
PostModern Turn

  • Economics

  • Political

  • Social

  • Definition


Identity and liberation
Identity and Liberation

  • Gender Equality – next lecture

  • Racial Equality

    • Move towards political and economic independence in 3rd world countries


Mohandas gandhi
Mohandas Gandhi

  • 1869-1948

  • “Great Soul”

  • Nonviolent resistance

  • Liberation in 1947





General facts
General Facts

  • Large majority of people live in relative poverty

  • Social Upheaval

  • Largely Spanish speaking

  • Predominantly Catholic – “Liberation theology”

  • Socialist Government


Pablo neruda
Pablo Neruda

  • 1904-1973

  • Chilean

  • Background

  • Poem – United Fruit Company Handout


United states the quest for racial equality
United States:The Quest for Racial Equality



The harlem renaissance
The Harlem Renaissance



General facts1
General Facts

  • 1920-1940

  • Common themes

    • Alienation

    • Marginality

    • Folk material

    • Blues tradition

  • Hot spots & Jazz




Langston hughes
Langston Hughes

  • 1902-1967

  • Biography

  • Phrases part of our culture

  • “The Negro Speaks of Rivers”


Gwendolyn brooks
Gwendolyn Brooks

  • 1917-2000

  • Biography

  • Uses street slang in poetry

  • “We Real Cool”


Richard wright
Richard Wright

  • 1908-1960

  • Literary fame and fortune

  • Biography

  • Native Son (1940) and Black Boy (1945)





Martin luther king jr
Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • 1929-1968

  • Civil-rights leader

  • Model for future nonviolent movement



August 28 1963 march on washington
August 28, 1963March on Washington



Malcolm x
Malcolm X

  • 1925–1965

  • Militant leader

  • Message to the Grass Roots (1963)

  • 1964 – conversion to Islam



General information
General Information

  • Social concerns made public

  • African folk idioms

  • Colloquial language

  • Blue Aesthetic

    • Rhythmic, stylized compositions

  • Later

    • Bold

    • Cynical


Saar the liberation of aunt jemima 1972 socially conscious art
Saar, The Liberation of Aunt Jemima, 1972, Socially Conscious Art




Influences on jazz
Influences on Jazz

  • Marching bands

  • Minstrels

  • Blues

  • Ragtime


Louis armstrong
Louis Armstrong

  • 1900-1971

  • From New Orleans

  • Began at 12

  • Developed scat singing

  • International respected form


Louis armstrong1
Louis Armstrong

  • 1900-1971

  • From New Orleans

  • Began at 12

  • Developed scat singing

  • International respected form


Billie holiday
Billie Holiday

  • 1915-1959

  • Chicago singer




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