Certificate of Achievement

Mary Templeman Hogg - O'Rourke

has completed the following course:

Black Performance as Social Protest

University of Michigan

This course expanded your understanding of Black performance as social protest and its active effects on performance and protest today. The arts are a potent way of responding to issues of injustice. From slavery and lynching to incarceration and disenfranchisement, Black performance has resisted oppression across several historical frames. You've now produced your very own reflective manifesto for achieving racial equity through performance, based on what you learned in this course.

5 weeks, 3 hours per week

Educators

Anita Gonzalez

Former Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professor of Theatre

University of Michigan

Scott Piper, DMA

Norma L. Heyde Faculty Development Professor. Associate Professor of Music in Voice. Chair, Department of Voice.

University of Michigan

Transcript

Learning outcomes

  • Describe how Black performance resists oppression across several historical frames.
  • Engage with performance content which illustrates various forms of artistic protest from the African Diaspora.
  • Compare patterns of resistance against slavery, lynching, incarceration, and disenfranchisement.
  • Identify ways in which patterns of resistance from the past contribute to ongoing social justice movements.
  • Produce a manifesto for achieving racial equity through performance.

Syllabus

  • Week 1: Black Representation (Slavery) - Covers protest chants of the enslaved and dances of heritage
  • Week 2: Early 20th Century Migrations and United States Protests (Jim Crow) - Explores lynching plays, protest songs and the Great Migration.
  • Week 3: Civil Rights Struggles for Justice (Equality) and Black Nationalism - Explores music and theatre of the Civil Rights movement and Black Revolutionary Arts forms.
  • Week 4: Social Justice Now: Black Lives Matter and the Performing Arts (Police Brutality) - Discusses the importance of performance past contributions to the Black Lives Matter movement.
  • Week 5: Call to Action - The course culminates in a reflective manifesto

Through these specific examples, participants will identify patterns of resistance against slavery, lynching, incarceration, and disenfranchisement while analysing ways in which they contribute to ongoing social justice movements.

Issued on 27th July 2021

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Free online course:

Black Performance as Social Protest

University of Michigan