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BLST paper assignment - B LST 1 Group B Essay Assignment...

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BLST 1 Fall 2009 Group B Essay Assignment Please access the following video clip from “When We Were Kings” on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUSxWilW9is Please watch the first five minutes very carefully, particularly the introductory credits, in which the director intersperses clips of anti- colonial and anti-dictatorship protest in Zaire with images of civil rights protests in the United States. Note the musical and visual choices made for the film’s introduction, and make some very broad, preliminary speculations about what is being suggested in the connections between Black diasporic culture, U.S. racism, Zaire’s colonial history, and the Mobutu dictatorship. That is, make some preliminary speculations about the trans-national truths portrayed about race and oppression. You won’t be writing an essay on Mobutu or the colonial history of Zaire. The “Rumble in the Jungle” refers to the historic fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in Kinshasa in 1974. The fight
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2010 for the course BLST 1 taught by Professor Johnson during the Fall '09 term at UCSB.

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