Summer Session 2020


We will be going week by week during the summer. Covid-19 has taken our fellowship time to new lows. But as we socially distance ourselves, we can visit.

DateInstructorTopic
May 3TBATBA
May 10TBATBA
May 17Geoff SuttonPresentation :: Notes
May 24Geoff SuttonNotes
June 7The BratwaitesRace relations. Contemporary dialog
June 14The BratwaitesRace relations. Contemporary dialog
June 21Dan MorrisonRace relations. Contemporary dialog
June 28Jason AndersonDiscussion about race and local schools
July 5Nate NelsonBlack Literature
Essential Reading (3 texts zip)
1. Malcolm X (pdf)
2. Langston Hughes (pdf)
3. Junius Edwards (pdf)
Read if you have time (4 texts zip).
1. Claude McKay (pdf)
2. Laurence Dunbar (pdf)
3. James Baldwin (pdf)
4. Alice Walker (pdf)
July 12LaDonna FriesenAfrican American Children’s Literature
July 19Nate NelsonBlack Literature
1. Alice Walker 2011 "The Welcome Table" 5 pages (pdf)
2. William Blake "The Little Black Boy" 1 page (pdf)
3. James Baldwin "Sonny's Blues" longer read (pdf)

We will be looking into these three texts on Sunday. If you haven't read all the material from two weeks ago, please feel free to do so. The Baldwin text from two weeks ago is included in this Sunday's list too.

July 26Marty MittelstadtThe Cross and the Lynching Tree by James Cone
“The New Lynching Tree” by Estrelda Alexander (16 pages, PDF)
Springfield: Easter Offering 1906 Springfield Lynching: Joplin News Review
Class Presentation by Marty Mittelstadt
August 2Lois and Doug OlenaThe Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby
Lois' Notes
Lois' Slides
Resources
NPR: "White Supremacist Ideas Have Historical Roots In U.S. Christianity"
AG Statement on George Floyd and Racism
Kathleen J. Bertrand performs 'If I Can Help Somebody' during John Lewis’ funeral (July 30, 2020)
August 9Christie ToshBlack Art
August 16Doug OlenaThe New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
Doug's Presentation
Doug's Presentation with notes
August 23Lois OlenaTBA
August 30Christie ToshConclusion to Black Art
Presentation with notes