AAS 190 Colorism The Civil Rights Movement is known as a battle between two races: whites and blacks. However, what isn't as obvious was the colorism that was occurring within the black race. Although colorism was present in both white and black races, co
Marcus Garvey Notes
Note~ there is a tendency to romanticize the idea of the of Empires without recognizing the
conditions of other individuals involved
Acknowledgement of Black Kings/ heads of the Empire
Rastafarians believed that Haile Selassie (crow
I. Framing Stories from the Archives as Culture
a. Rumors expressed the social worlds of Africans and their descendents.
b. Ecclesiastical and inquisitorial proceedings relied on rumors, and the way
they were told by witnesses were very informative for ou
I. Birth and Blood Ties
a. In 1612 when free mulatto Lazaro de la Espinosa and mulatto slave
Francisca de los Reyes petitioned ecclesiastical authorities to marry, there
was anxiety due to their difference in status.
a.i. Lazaros mother didnt want him to
a. The origin of the creole lies in African social reproduction in the New
b. The Spanish termed the distinction criollo in order to regulate this
c. Africans from Guinea who couldnt speak Spanish or Portuguese were
a. The year 1640 marked the end of the regular slave trade to colonial
Mexico. This occurred when the asiento (slave trade monopoly) ended.
b. Between 1606 and 1622 was the peak period of slave import to Mexico,
mostly from Angola.
b.i. This influ
I. Writing Afro-Mexican History
a. This book looks at 17th c. black community building in Mexico.
b. Sometimes blacks roles dictated by Catholic law contradicted their roles
dictated by slavery expectation of civil Roman law.
b.i. Civil law sanctioned the
Versions of Blackness: Slavery from the 17th Century
I. From A True and Exact History of the Island of Barbados (1657) Richard Ligon
a. Ligon went to the Barbados in 1647 where he bought half of a sugar
a.i. After his business failed, he wrote
I. The Persistence of Whiteness as Property
a. The Persistence of whiteness as valued social identity
a.i. Even though the capacity of whiteness to deliver is arguably
diminished by the elimination of rigid racial stratifications,
whiteness is still consi
a. Whiteness as racialized privilege
a.i. The material benefits of racial exclusion and subjugation function
to stifle class tensions among whites.
a.ii. Even if whites earned the same as working class blacks, they still
experienced the public and psychol
I. Critical Characteristics of Property and Whiteness
a. Whiteness as a traditional form of property
a.i. According to James Madison, property is everything to which a
man may attach value and have a right. Property includes things
like freedom of express
a. Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), is a landmark United States Supreme Court
decision in the jurisprudence of the United States, upholding the
constitutionality of state laws requiring racial segregation in public
facilities under the doctrine
AAS 190 Education During the Civil Rights Movement, Mississippi is notorious not only for its racism, but also for its extreme poverty. The black race was oppressed in many different ways and the worst way to continue their oppression was the lack of the
While subduing the minds and winning the trust of black people across the world, Marcus
Garvey (1887-1940) became the leader of the first legitimate movement within the AfroAmerican or black Community as well as the one of the largest international race m