Power concedes nothing without a demand
The title quote is from Frederick Douglass, former slave, abolitionist, suffragist, and one of the country’s greatest orators. The quote very much captures the essence of the struggles we have covered so far. In preparation for the midterm I’d like you all to reflect back on our readings and pull out some other themes and/or concepts you have found that have kept coming back. Some include: counternarratives, reclamation, self-determination, dignity, self-defense.The aim here is to draw parallels and connections among struggles, analyzing them within the lens of these concepts. Where do you find these concepts and themes in the readings we have covered. How are particular movements and leaders shaped around these concepts? Feel free to look up these terms and use them when thinking about the main ideas behind our readings.