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3 Feb I'm used to getting strange looks when I walk into the classroom. I teach African- American literature. And I am Korean-American. I grew up in Los Angeles, the daughter of Korean immigrants who settled in the city in the s. For a while, my parents owned a liquor store in Inglewood, then a fast-food. TEACHING BLACK AMERICAN LITERATURE: A REVIEW. In light of the present demand for the inclusion of black American literature in the English class, Darwin T. Turner and. Barbara Dodds Stanford's Theory and Practice in the Teaching of Literature by Afro-. Americans (NCTE, ) is a long overdue contribution to the . In theorizing how we should pedagogically approach African American literature, especially in courses for undergraduates, I argue that we have to move away from questions of what was or even what is African American literature and, instead, find ways to teach African American literature in both its historical.

November The Black Professor's Burden: Teaching African-. American Literature and Culture in a White. Classroom. Saunda Liggins. Assistant Professor, Department of English, State University of New York College (SUNY) at Fredonia, Fredonia, NY. Follow this and additional works at: http:// : Teaching African American Literature: Theory and Practice ( Transforming Teaching) (): Maryemma Graham, Sharon Pineault -Burke, Marianna White Davis: Books. Teaching Black Literature (The education series) [Suzanne. Scafe] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Freedom's Story. TeacherServe® RSS RSS. Freedom's Story is made possible by a grant from the Wachovia Foundation. Freedom's Story Advisors and Staff. Freedom's Story: Teaching African American Literature and History. – The Varieties of Slave Labor · How Slavery Affected African American Families. Abstract. The first time I offered to teach the course in a mid-sized state university in the rural upper-Midwest, Ben, a student in my composition class, asked me whether “you're really teaching 'African American literature.'” I replied that I was. Keywords. White Student Black People Close Reading American Literature White . 12 Feb If you've taught literature to students of color, it's likely that you've heard them refrain: "Why do we have to read about dead white men? Why can't we read about authors who look like us?" These questions are particularly relevant during Black History Month, when many teachers may feel compelled to teach.

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