Reading: Niihka: Tammy L. Brown, “Pearl Primus and the Performance of African Diasporic Identities” (Chapter 4) in City of Islands: Caribbean Immigrants in New York.
Viewing: TEDx Talk by Tammy L. Brown, “Art is a Weapon for Social Change”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7o6kbRBFLdI
Writing Assignment: Blog/ Newspaper Article (500-700 words): DUE by 11:00 a.m. via Turnitin on Niihka
Write a short essay (500-700 words) in the style of a blog post that analyzes the above reading and viewing materials. Do you agree or disagree with the concept that “Art is a Weapon for Social Change”? If so, or if not, why? Use at least two current-day examples to prove your point. You also must use at least three direct quotes from the source materials.
NOTE:*** Because this paper is so short, you do NOT need a "works cited" page and footnotes are not needed. However, you should clearly attribute each quote to the appropriate author.
Example: In leading African-American scholar W. E. B. Du Bois’s landmark text The Souls of Black Folk (1903), he wrote, “Through all the sorrow of the Sorrow Songs there breathes a hope--a faith in the ultimate justice of things.”
Art; A Weapon Of Social Change
Length: 2 pages (550 Words)
Art offers a platform to freely express your creative self to the society and world at large. The beauty of it is that it beams and radiates lessons through an individuals’ artistic work. It can be seen as a gateway to a persons’ soul. Therefore, it would be a great injustice not to recognize its role in social change.
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