This is the course blog for the seminar in U.S. Black Freedom Movements. Students will be submitting their work here throughout the semester. Students can submit links, video clips, and their own thoughts on reading materials and even current events or conversations that intersect with the course.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
"The House I Live In"
Dayna mentioned the documentary "The House I Live In" during her class presentation last week. I encourage the class to watch this film. It provides important statistics as well as shocking personal anecdotes regarding the War on Drugs. I think it is a good visual aid to the issues Michelle Alexander brings attention to in her book The New Jim Crow. Here is the film's official website.