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The Black Intellectual Tradition and the Great Conversation

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  1. Introduction
    Introduction: Dr. Anika Prather's Journey into Bringing a Classical Education to the African American Community (Preview Content)
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  2. Introduction: Dr. Angel Parham's Journey into Advocacy for Classical and Christian Education (Preview Content)
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  3. History and Theoretical Foundations: Lectures with Dr. Angel Parham
    Lecture 1: Phillis Wheatley, Part I
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    1 Quiz
  4. Lecture 2: Phillis Wheatley, Part II
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    1 Quiz
  5. Lecture 3: Frederick Douglass, Part I
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    1 Quiz
  6. Lecture 4: Frederick Douglass, Part II
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    1 Quiz
  7. Lecture 5: W.E.B. Du Bois, Part I
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    1 Quiz
  8. Lecture 6: W.E.B. Du Bois, Part II
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    1 Quiz
  9. Lecture 7: Martin Luther King Jr., Part I
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    1 Quiz
  10. Lecture 8: Martin Luther King Jr., Part II
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    1 Quiz
  11. Lecture 9: Toni Morrison, Part I
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    1 Quiz
  12. Lecture 10: Toni Morrison, Part II
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    1 Quiz
  13. Lecture 11: Toni Morrison, Part III
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    1 Quiz
  14. Application and Models for Action: Lectures with Dr. Anika Prather
    Lecture 12: Bringing Diversity into the Classroom
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    1 Quiz
  15. Lecture 13: The Challenges of Bringing Classical Education to the Black Community
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  16. Lecture 14: The Great Books as a Polaris for the African American People
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  17. Lecture 15: Black Classical Educators: Anna Julia Cooper, Nannie Helen Burroughs, Mary McLeod Bethune and others
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  18. Lecture 16: How Classics Unify
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  19. Panel Discussions
    Panel 1: The Legacy of Frederick Douglass
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  20. Panel 2: The Legacy of Anna Julia Cooper
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  21. Panel 3: The Poetry of Tyehimba Jess
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  22. Panel 4: Discussion of “Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin
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  23. Panel 5: Classics for the People
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  24. Panel 6: The Place of Local Culture within the Curriculum
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  25. Panel 7: How the Classics Provide a Living Tradition that Provides Cultural Literacy and Forms Citizens
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  26. End of Course Test
    End of Course Test: The Black Intellectual Tradition and The Great Conversation
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  • How do Douglass’s changing views of the American Constitution give an opportunity for our students to learn to dwell in tension rather than seeing things as black and white all the time?
  • What did Douglass think about being asked to speak on the 4th of July?