Black History 101 Textbook: Ten Lessons: An Introduction to Black History. By purchasing the book, you can help support this educational institution.

Instructor: Mba Mbulu

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Class #5

Read Lesson #5 (p. 95). The Outline to Lesson #5 appears below. Be able to expound on the following issues:

(1) Who were the maroons and what is their relevance to the Black nationalists claims of Black People in the United States?

(2) What do you know about Palmares, and what is its importance to Black People in the United States of America?

(3) What do you know about San Domingo? What is the importance of San Domingo to Black People in the United States of America?

(4) There were two Abolitionist movements. What do you know about each? What was the fundamental difference between the two?

(5) How well do you understand David Walker's Appeal? Do you understand it as the author explains it on pages 100-107?

(6) What have been the major responses of Black People to enslavement?

(7) Is there proof that Black nationalism was the major objective of Black People who were rebelling against enslavement?

(8) On page 127, the following appears:

"Voluntary submitters accepted the proposition that Black People are less human than white people (or, in other words, that white people are 'better' than Black People), and viewed the destiny of Black People as one of depending on the good graces and leadership of white people. Voluntary submitters were 'uncle toms' and 'handkerchief heads' who spied on the Blacks and informed the master when something unusual seemed to be 'in the air'. Such submitters were controlled by an unacknowledged fear and the brainwashing white people had submitted Black People to. It is possible, but improbable, that they might have had misgivings about the roles they played, but it is certain that those misgivings did not prevent them from doing whatever they could to frustrate the efforts Black People made to free themselves of their wretched condition. More than likely, they did not view themselves as traitors or as the master's "boy", but as supporters of right against wrong and good white people against good for nothing niggers."

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LESSON 5 OUTLINE (From Ten Lessons: An Introduction to Black History)

Copyright 1980, 1996,1998, 1999 ASET, M. Mbulu All rights to everything on this web site are reserved.

I. Review: Points to Remember

A. Slavery Gave Employment to Whites Who Would Have Been Idle Otherwise

B. We, Black People, Provided the Genius and Labor that Made the White World Prosper

C. In the White World, Religion Is a Fraud

D. In the White World There Is Always Only A Short Step From Aristocracy and Money to Political Positions and Power

1. Parliament seats are bought. (2.) Elections in America are bought.

II. Black Responses to Slavery and Inequality

A. Analysis (Many Blacks Seriously Analyzed the Condition of the Black Race): Cases in Point

(1.) David Walker (2.) Henry Highland Garnet (3.) Harriet Tubman (4.) others

B. Rebellion/Search for Self-Determination: Cases in Point

1. Maroons (North America, South America, the Caribbean) 2. Palmares 3. San Domingo 4. 1800 5. 1822 6. 1831

C. Rebellion/Search for Equality: Cases in Point

1. Abolitionist Movement 2. Escape (Underground Railroad)

D. Rebellion/Search for Relief: Cases in Point

1. Individual Escape (2.) Sabotage ----work, poison, fire, etc.

E. Submission

1. Voluntary/Declared

- accepting the superiority of the white race and the inferiority and lack of humanity of the Black Race.

2. Involuntary/Undeclared

- not accepting the superiority of the white race nor the inferiority and lack of humanity of the Black Race, but failing, for whatever reason, to act in a manner that would help change the nature of white/Black relationships.

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