Revolutionary Tools

(re)sources for (un)learning

Week 1 April 20/22 Introduction to the Course/Each other

Week 2 April 27/29 The revolutions of Revolution

Robin D G Kelley Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination, Introduction 
Amiri Baraka 
Amilcar Cabral Resistance and Decolonisation Saidiya Hartman Wayward Lives Beautiful Experiments, Introduction 
Hanif Abdurraqib Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest, Chapter 1
Stefano Harney and Fred Moten (2013) The Undercommons 

Week 3 Black America: Call and Response to the Sounds of Revolution

Robin D G Kelley Race Rebels: Culture, Politics and the Black Working Class
Amiri Baraka (1966) The Changing Same (R&B and New Black Music) 
Mark Anthony Neal (1998) “It Be’s That Way Sometimes ‘Cause I can’t Control the Rhyme”: Notes form the Post-SoulIntelligentsia
Marquis Bey (2019) Three Theses: Black/Feminist/Queer
Hanif Abdurraqib (2017) They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kills Us. Nina Simone was very black 

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