Categories and Definitions
1. Social Structures: Who Are We to Others?
This category asks the question, “what was the social, economic, political and/or cultural environment that Africans found themselves living under during the period under study?” Students must develop their ability to recognize the various types of social relations that African people found themselves in with regard to other Africans as well as with non-Africans.
2. Governance: Who Are We to Each Other?
3. Ways of Knowing/ Systems of Thought
4. Science and Technology
5. Movement and Memory
6. Cultural Meaning-Making
7. "How Do It Free Us?"
Borrowing from Sonia Sanchez’s 1974 Play, Uh Huh, But How Do It Free Us?, we should filter all of our ways of knowing and process our course of action through the lens of freedom.