For our “delayed” class (held over from last week’s snow day) on April 24th, there is no written response assignment due here, so you have the week “off” from that.
Instead, I will preview one assignment for next week (May 1), and give you an oral assignment to think about for tomorrow.
1. FOR APRIL 24TH CLASSTIME:
I’d like the groups listed below to read a particular written response from a student already posted for last week’s assignment, i.e. the papers about Cone’s Cross and the Lynching Tree. Each of you, grouped according to the assignment below, come prepared with an oral response (nothing written required) to these very different critiques of Cone by 4 of your classmates. Nothing formal, just read the response and tell us how you respond to the critique of Cone issued in the response. You can find all these in the “comments” section of the April 17 assignment, just scroll down.
Stephen Kynor’s response: oral discussion of it from Courtney, Meghan, and Bruce. I will then ask Stephen to respond to the responses
Nano Dolce’s response: Ray and Sam. I will then ask Nano to respond to the responses.
Sam Sells’s response: oral discussion of it from Boaz, Robert, Tara. I will then ask Sam to respond to the responses.
Ray Shaner’s response: oral discussion of it from Nano, Rebecca, and Stephen. I will then ask Ray to respond to the responses.
2) By next week, please watch one of the two segments of the documentary “Eyes on the Prize,” which is available on reserve in the library (look for it under our class name/number in the library reserve catalog system, or under my name). They are also available on youtube — see the links below at the bottom of this assignment. One segment is entitled “Ain’t Afraid of Your Jails,” and the other is called “No Easy Walk. “Both are 50 minutes, and are about the civil rights movement in the early 1960s, covering such events as the Freedom Rides, the Nashville sit-ins, and the famous confrontation in Birmingham. After watching one of the two episodes, read this short essay by Robert Westbrook on “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” and write a response of about 1 page based on anything that comes to mind after viewing the film and reading the essay. Again, due by noon on May 1. Please post here and/or email to me as usual by noon on May 1.
Note: these two episodes are also available on youtube; again, watch one of the two. Here they are:
“No Easy Walk:” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ7k4wMdV5g
“Ain’t Afraid of Your Jails”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCwz5-OFYmA