AAS 104 - First Year Humanities Seminar
Section: 005 Who is Marcus Garvey?
Term: FA 2019
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Other Course Info:
(Cross-Area Courses). May not be included in a major.
May not be repeated for credit.
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We are going to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery because whilst others might free the body, none but ourselves can free the mind.  (Marcus Garvey in a speech in 1938) This line was later paraphrased in Bob Marley’s redemption Song Marcus Garvey regarded as the leader of the largest organized mass movement in black history and the progenitor of the modern Black Is Beautiful was hailed by his followers in the 1920s as a kind of political redeemer and dubbed “the Negro Moses,” (R,Hill) Born in Jamaica, his legacy of black consciousness is foundational to the Rastafarian movement and the Nation of Islam. Rosa Parks ‘grandfather was a Garveyite and so was the father of Malcolm X. Indeed Garvey’s influence on the US civil rights movement, modern conscious reggae, hip hop and black activism are inextricably linked. This class will focus on the Life of Marcus Garvey where students will discover the impact and meaning of this colossus on the Black world and explore three major texts. Students will be expected to make presentations on Garvey using both visual and written material.

AAS 104 - First Year Humanities Seminar
Schedule Listing
004 (SEM)
MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
005 (SEM)
F 10:00AM - 1:00PM
007 (SEM)
MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
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