Baldwin and Malcolm X Presentations Signups

James Baldwin and Malcolm X Group Presentation Signups
Guidelines:
1. Your entire presentation—from the moment you begin to the moment you conclude—
cannot exceed 30 minutes. I will need to end the presentation at 30 minutes, regardless of whether or not you have finished.
2. Every member of the group must submit an individual 3 to 5 page paper on the reading material for that week. Your paper is simply an extended reflection/analysis paper on the topic/reading for that week. These papers are due at the time of arrival to class, and must be submitted in email format to the instructor.
3. Your presentation grade (which is 25% of your overall grade) will be made up of the grade for the in-class presentation (50%) and the grade for your individual paper (50%).
4. If you are showing any clips, any media material must not exceed 5 minutes. If your 30 minute presentation features more than 5 minutes’ worth of clips, you will be penalized.
5. In groups of 3, every member of the group should speak for about ten minutes each.
6. In groups of 4 you can organize the arrangement of speakers according to your own fruition.

 

7 Available Signup Sessions:
*There will be a minimum of five groups of 3; and two groups of 4.

10/22 Baldwin, Jazz, and the Unexamined Life
• James Baldwin, Another Country (1965)

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10/29 James Baldwin and the American Civil Rights Movement
• James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time (1963)

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11/5 Why Malcolm’s Early Black Life Matters
• Malcolm X/Alex H., The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Chs. 1-10
• Robin K., “The Riddle of the Zoot”
• In-Class Excerpt of first 45 minutes of Malcolm X (Dir. Spike Lee)

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11/12 Becoming Malcolm X: Incarceration and Early Ministry
• Malcolm X/Alex H., The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Chs. 11-15
• Guest Lecture: Zaheer Ali (Columbia University)

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11/19 Malcolm X and the American Civil Rights Movement
• George Breitman, ed. Malcolm X Speaks (Excerpts)
• In-Class Excerpt of 45 minutes of Malcolm X (Dir. Spike Lee)

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12/3 Malcolm X and the American Civil Rights Movement
• James Cone, Malcolm, Martin, and America: A Dream or Nightmare
• In-Class Excerpt Viewing: Baldwin and Malcolm Debate (1963)

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12/10 Becoming El Hajj Malik Shabazz: Malcolm’s Evolution
• George Breitman, Last Year of Malcom X: Evolution of a Revolutionary

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