Please read Chapter 2″Dramatic Resistance: Theatrical Politics from the Black Panthers to Black Lives Matter” in Reed’s book. View videos on Black Power and Black Panthers
Complete 3 essay questions.
- Deconstruct the notion of “black power” from race, class and gender perspectives. Include Newton, Cleaver and others. What were the historical, social, political, economic reasons for its creation? How did Kwame Ture (formerly Stokely Carmichael) define black power? Examine Elaine Brown and Angela Davis’ perspective on the Panther Party. 40 points
- How is Black Panther’s “Theatre of the Gun” connected to the 2nd Amendment and masculinity? Is the right to bear arms a race right? Do guns have a place in social movements and protest? Explain. 30 points
- How have BLM used the Panthers to frame their work? Contrast Rahiel Tesfamariam approach with those from the 1960s. How and what have Hip Hop gained from the Black Panthers? 30 points