Merritt College and the Black
Studies Movement:
Foundational Roots of Resistance
Say it Loud!
The Rise of Black Studies:
Discipline of Protest:
• Black Studies is a Movement…past and
present?
Oakland & Merritt College: 1960s
From Negro History to Black Studies:
Foundational Philosophy:
• Liberation
• Nationalism
• Community
Organizing
• Pan Africanism
Vision for Liberation:
• K-12
• Black University
• Original Curriculum
– Course Offerings reflect the needs and interest o...
Black, African American, Africana,
Ethnic Studies Today:
Judge upholds Arizona law banning ethnic
studies classes
• March ...
The Role of Africana/Black Studies at
University:
Merritt African American Studies
What Every Student Organization Must
Know about Your University:
• Build your support with staff and faculty on
campus
• K...
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Presentation by Dr. Siri Brown, Professor and Chair of Africana Studies, Merritt College, for Black Student Leadership Training.

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Merritt College and the Black Studies Movement

  1. 1. Merritt College and the Black Studies Movement: Foundational Roots of Resistance Say it Loud!
  2. 2. The Rise of Black Studies:
  3. 3. Discipline of Protest: • Black Studies is a Movement…past and present?
  4. 4. Oakland & Merritt College: 1960s
  5. 5. From Negro History to Black Studies:
  6. 6. Foundational Philosophy: • Liberation • Nationalism • Community Organizing • Pan Africanism
  7. 7. Vision for Liberation: • K-12 • Black University • Original Curriculum – Course Offerings reflect the needs and interest of the people…not the academic
  8. 8. Black, African American, Africana, Ethnic Studies Today: Judge upholds Arizona law banning ethnic studies classes • March 12, 2013| • Los Angeles Tines: • TUCSON — An Arizona law that put an end to ethnic studies courses in Tucson schools has been largely upheld as constitutional by a federal judge, but supporters of the program say their legal fight to restore the program will continue. • U.S. Circuit Court Judge Wallace Tashima on Friday found most of the law that bans public schools from teaching certain race-related courses, such as Mexican American studies, constitutional with one small exception. Tashima ruled that the portion of the law that prohibits courses designed for certain ethnic groups was unconstitutionally vague.
  9. 9. The Role of Africana/Black Studies at University: Merritt African American Studies
  10. 10. What Every Student Organization Must Know about Your University: • Build your support with staff and faculty on campus • Know the leadership and which positions they hold • Know your by-laws! • Know your budget…$$$ and where the money goes • Be connected with your Black/Africana…Studies Department. Support your department.

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