Against All Odds /The Black Experience: Studies in Resistance, Self-Determination and Global & Local Impact

Quarters
Fall Open
Location
Tacoma
Class Standing
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
W. Joye Hardiman

We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor: it must be demanded by the oppressed. - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Letters from Birmingham Jail

It matters not how strait the gate,

How charged with punishment the scroll,

I am the master of my fate,

I am the captain of my goal

 -Invictus by William Ernest Hinckley

 

The current Big Lie in revisionist history is that enslaved people enjoyed slavery and that white people gave them their freedom. The truth is that enslaved people fought to gain their freedom from the minute they were enslaved. Maroon communities existed throughout the Diaspora in many places including Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, , Puerto Rico, Belize, Panama, Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, Ecuador, Brazil, Suriname, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Louisiana, Florida, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Alabama.

In this class, learners will first conduct research on a self -selected maroon village or nation, who against all odds, regained and maintained their identity, community, traditions, destiny, and cultural continuity for decades and centuries; and then apply their learnings about their research subject's self-determined strategies to some aspect of their personal and profession lives. 

Primary texts:

The Ra-surrection of the Truth from the Chains of Falsehood by Dr. W. Joye Hardiman

Maroon Societies: Rebel Slave Communities in the America edited by Richard Price

Sheroes of the Haitian Revolution by Bayyinah Bello

 

Registration

This course is for students accepted into the Tacoma program

Course Reference Numbers

(5): 10354

Academic Details

5
25
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior

Schedule

Fall
2023
Open
Hybrid (F)

See definition of Hybrid, Remote, and In-Person instruction

Evening
Schedule Details
TAC 218
Tacoma