8 PM EST - “The last four or five hundred years of European contact with Africa produced a body of literature that presented Africa in a very bad light and Africans in very lurid terms. The reason for this had to do with the need to justify the slave trade and slavery.” - Chinua Achebe
Friday, August 1st 8:00PM Eastern/ 5:00PM Pacific
The Context of White Supremacy hosts the third study session on legendary poet, author, scholar, mother, sexual abuse survivor and Victim of White Supremacy Dr. Maya Angelou. Dr. Angelou passed away in May of 2014. We felt obligated to recognize her autobiographical counter Racist efforts. We’ll examine her 1969 novel, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings. The text is an unabashed analysis of Racism and an account of her Arkansas childhood. Last week’s installment detailed the disgraceful sexual terrorism that Dr. Angelou suffered at the hands of a black male. She was further assaulted by uncaring non-white adults who failed to empathize with or attempt to heal her battered spirit and body. Her black father was categorized as the Devil, while it was declared incontrovertibly that God is White. The Christian church will play a dominant role for the duration of the book; the novel opens during an Easter Sunday service and recounts several dramatic scenes that take place in the house of the Lord. As we read, continue to ponder on why many White people seem to adore and promote this work.
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