2.1 Reconstruction and the Voices of Leadership: Washington and Du Bois2.1: Essa

2.1 Reconstruction and the Voices of Leadership: Washington and Du Bois2.1: Essay 1: Obama, Washington, Du Bois Read: Washington and Du BoisFrom the Norton Anthology:”Literature of the Reconstruction to the New Negro Renaissance” Introduction
Booker T. WashingtonBiographical introduction
All excerpts from Up From Slavery
W. E. B. Du BoisBiographical introduction
Excerpts from The Souls of Black Folk:”The Forethought”
I: “Of Our Spiritual Strivings”
III: “Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others”
VI: “Of the Training of Black Men”
Start AssignmentDue Sep 16 by 11:59pm
Points 250
Submitting a file upload
In 2008, approximately one hundred years after W. E. B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington expressed their thoughts on race and their vision for Blacks in America, then-presidential candidate Barack Obama delivered a speech that included similar themes.1. Listen to and read this speech, entitled “A More Perfect Union.” MLA CITATION: Obama, Barack. “A More Perfect Union.” BarackObamadotcom, 18 Mar. 2008, www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrp-v2tHaDo.Watch VideoREAD: 2. Read Obama’s speech here: A More Perfect Union (Links to an external site.). MLA CITATION: Obama, Barack. Barack Obama Speech – The Race Speech – COMPLETE TEXT, 18 Mar. 2008, obamaspeeches.com/E05-Barack-Obama-A-More-Perfect-Union-the-Race-Speech-Philadelphia-PA-March-18-2008.htm.3. Consider the key themes (such as self-reliance, race, identity, education, or other) that Obama, Du Bois, and Washington discuss. 4. Choose ONE of the following prompts and use it to write a 750-1000 word essay addressing three shared themes. Feel free to use themes that you identify as important. Here are the prompts. You may use these verbatim in your essay:THESIS STATEMENT ONE: Barack Obama’s views are closely related to Booker T. Washington’s ideas (in terms of self-reliance, race, identity, education, other–choose only 3).
THESIS STATEMENT TWO: Barack Obama’s views are closely related to W. E. B. Du Bois’ ideas (in terms of self-reliance, race, identity, education, other–choose only 3) .
THESIS STATEMENT THREE: Barack Obama’s views are closely related to Du Bois in terms of X issue and Y issue, but they relate to Washington in terms of Z issue. In this possibility, you can mix and match Obama’s relationship to both Du Bois and Washington using only 3 themes.
TIPS: Be sure to use quotes from Obama’s speech—as well as from Washington and Du Bois—to support your perspective.
You must explain and analyze these quotes in depth.
Do not simply give your overall impression of Obama’s presidency; I encourage you to remain focused on the ideas in this speech.
Also, refrain from discussing the biographies of these men; you should be focused on their ideas in your essay.
CITATIONS: Please cite in MLA format (Links to an external site.) ( http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/ (Links to an external site.)), using parenthetical citations and a Works Cited page. Please refer to the info on MLA citations here. FORMAT: Follow MLA formatting for your header
Use double spacing with a blank line between paragraphs.
This is a 750-1000 word essay.
You must save your essay as DOC or DOCX format so that I will be able to open the file and grade your essay.
SUBMIT your essay as a DOC or DOCX file upload. This essay is worth up to 250 points. 2.1 Additional ResourcesShort documentary clips: Watch a recording of prisoners singing work songs, which were typically used on chain gangs, on farms, and other labor intensive jobs to synchronize repetitive and often tedious work. This music was developed during slavery but became more popular during the reconstruction. The following is a link that you can either click on or copy and paste into the address bar: http://www.folkstreams.net/film,122 (Links to an external site.)
Listen to Washington’s Speech to the Atlanta Cotton States and International Exposition by clicking on or copying and pasting the following link into your address bar: http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/features/sayitplain/btwashington.html (Links to an external site.)
W.E.B Du Bois: http://www.webdubois.org/index.html (Links to an external site.)
2.2 Reconstruction Poetry and Prose: Cooper, Wells-Barnett, Johnson, and Dunbar 2.2: Read: Wells-BarnettDue Sep 16 by 11:59pm
Points None
From the Norton Anthology:Ida B. Wells-BarnettBiographical introduction
all excerpts from A Red Record
Ida B. Wells Barnett 2.2: Discussion: Wells-Barnett
No unread replies.No replies.How do Wells-Barnett’s ideas about the problem of and solutions for lynching in 19th century America relate to the problem of and solutions to police brutality in 21st century America? TIPS: Begin with a one sentence thesis statement.
Write one paragraph about the problems and a second paragraph about the solutions.
Use examples from contemporary instances of police brutality, such as the death of George Floyd. You should cite any external sources you choose to use.
Be sure to use quotes from the texts to support your argument and analyze these quotes thoroughly.
Properly cite your sources using MLA Works Cited and in-text citations.
Refer to 1.1 How to Write Discussion Posts for further advice about writing successful Discussion posts.
Be sure to respond to at least 2 peers.
Note: Your original post is due by 11:59pm Saturday of the week assigned with comments by 11:59pm of Sunday of the week assigned (remember, weeks are Monday through Monday).PurposeThese Discussion Posts will help you to understand and analyze the readings and other materials in the course. They will provide an opportunity for you to discuss important topics with other students.GradingEach Discussion assignment carries a total of 25 points–15 for your original posting and 10 for your peer responses. 2.2: Read: DunbarDue Sep 16 by 11:59pm
Points None
From the Norton Anthology:Paul Lawrence DunbarBiographical introduction
All poems
Paul Lawrence Dunbar
2.2: Discussion: Dunbar’s PoetryHow is Paul Laurence Dunbar’s poetry an example of the double consciousness that Du Bois writes about? Give specific examples from at least two poems to support your point.TIPS: Begin with a one sentence thesis statement.
Write one paragraph about one poem and a second paragraph about another poem.
Be sure to use quotes from Du Bois and Dunbar and analyze these quotes thoroughly.
Properly cite your sources using MLA Works Cited and in-text citations.
Refer to 1.1 How to Write Discussion Posts for further advice about writing successful Discussion posts.
Be sure to respond to at least 2 peers.
Note: Your original post is due by 11:59pm Saturday of the week assigned with comments by 11:59pm of Sunday of the week assigned (remember, weeks are Monday through Monday).PurposeThese Discussion Posts will help you to understand and analyze the readings and other materials in the course. They will provide an opportunity for you to discuss important topics with other students.GradingEach Discussion assignment carries a total of 25 points–15 for your original posting and 10 for your peer responses.2.2: Additional ResourcesThis website (Links to an external site.) (http://withoutsanctuary.org/ (Links to an external site.)) houses a collection of 19th and early 20th century lynching images.
Requirements: Please follow the instructions.   |   .doc file

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