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that developed with the expansion of Europe The Berlin Conference November 1884 – February 1885 Called for by Portugal Organized by German Chancellor, Otto Von Bismark Instituted geometric boundaries that divided Africa into fifty irregular countries DIVIDED BY EUROPEANS NOT AFRICANS The Berlin Doctrine and Acts The doctrine of the spheres of influence by which Europe established its right to control the African coastline The doctrine of effective occupation by which Europe established the idea that it could occupy an entire country by controlling the commerce along the coast
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Lecture 4: January 31 00:12 PART 1: The Response To Exclusion, Marginalization, And Invisibility Negritude Movement A literary, political and ideological movement founded in Paris in the 1930s by a group of students from France the Caribbean and Africa Francophone: a French speaking person, especially in a place where more than one language is spoken Many negritude people were francophone Hegemony: the political, economic, ideological or cultural power exerted by a dominant group over other groups Negritude’s Basic Ideas Negritude writers found solidarity in a common black identity as a rejection of French Colonial domination They believed that the shared black heritage of members of the African Diaspora was the best tool in fighting against French political and intellectual hegemony Three Tenets of Negritude 1. Denounces colonialism 2. Rejects western domination 3. Promotes the acceptance of the black self Dr. Carter G. Woodson (Organic Thinker) Developer of black history month Book: “The Mis-Education of the Negro” Woodson’s Beliefs: The study of black history, using the tools of scholarly research and writing can serve a dual purpose. It could be used to counter racial chauvinism, which was used to rationalize oppression of black people in America. The Afrocentric Idea in book “Afrocentric Paradigm” “The Afrocentric idea rests on the assertion of the primacy of the African experience for the African people, its aim is to give us out African, victorious, consciousness back. In the process, it also means viewing the European voice as just one among many, and not necessarily the wisest one.” – Asante, The Afrocentric Idea Afrocentricity: Pluralistic not Hierarchical
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Lecture 5: February 7, 2013 00:12 *BEGINNING OF EXAM 2 MATERIAL! PART 1: Black History/African Background History – the first field of study To emphasize the disciplines stress on the importance of the historical perspective and understanding social and human reality Sankofa An Akan word from West Africa which means “to return and recover it” A bird reaching back to its feathers…symbol to Akan people as a return of knowledge Subject Area/Black History Black history places the subject areas in perspective, establishes their origins and development, and thus aids in critical discussion and understanding of them History The record of humans in the process of humanizing the world African/Black History
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  • Spring '12
  • MichaelTillotson
  • African diaspora, African People, classical african studies

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