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Chapters 36 & 38. The Postmodern Turn. Chapter 36. The Quest for Racial Equality Gender Equality. The Quest for Racial Equality. American History (1). 1861-65 the Civil War, southern states secede from the Union and founded the Confederate

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    1. Chapters 36 & 38 The Postmodern Turn

    2. Chapter 36 • The Quest for • Racial Equality • Gender Equality

    3. The Quest for Racial Equality

    4. American History (1) • 1861-65 the Civil War, southern states secede from the Union and founded the Confederate States of America • 1865-77 Reconstruction • 1877 Segregationist Jim Crow Laws

    5. Jim Crow Laws – Segregation – sharing facilities prohibited

    6. The Harlem Renaissance: 1920s-1940s • During the 1920s, Harlem became the capital of black America, attracting black intellectuals and artists from across the country and the Caribbean. • Many of the greatest works sought to recover links with African and folk traditions. • A fierce racial conscious and a powerful sense of racial pride animated the literature of the Harlem Renaissance. http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/database/article_display.cfm?HHID=443

    7. Harlem by Langston Hughes • What happens to a dream deferred? • Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore— And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over— like a syrupy sweet? • Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. • Or does it explode?

    8. American History (2) • 1924 Exclusionary immigration act barred Asians • 1941 Japan bombed Pearl Harbor US entered WWII • 1942 President Roosevelt ordered internment of Japanese Americans in camps

    9. The Civil Rights Movement:1950s-1960s • 1954 School segregation banned • 1955-1964 Negro Revolt (non-violent protests led by Martin Luther King, Jr.) • 1964 the Civil Rights Act, banning segregation in public places • 1965 the assassination of Malcolm X, dynamic leader of the Black Revolution, who rejected non-violence and advocated black nationalism

    10. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X met before a press conference. Both men had come to hear the Senate debate on the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This was the only time the two men ever met; their meeting lasted only one minute. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:MLK_and_Malcolm_X_USNWR_cropped.jpg

    11. Political Art

    12. Robert Colescott, Les Demoiselles of Alabama

    13. Yasumasa Morimura, Portrait (Twins), 1988

    14. Manet, Olympia, 1863

    15. The Quest for Racial Equality

    16. Feminist Art

    17. Cindy Sherman • Untitled Film Stills, 1995

    18. Barbara Kruger

    19. Chapter 38

    20. Postmodernism • 1. After modernism? • 2. Contra modernism?