“American Girl” Book

Read: Coates, “Notes from the Second Year,” “American Girl”

• TSIS, ch. 4, “Yes/No/Okay, But”
• Alexander, “The New Jim Crow” (TSIS)
Due: TSIS, ch. 4, exercise 2 (use “The New Jim Crow”)

Read: Du Bois, “Of Our Spiritual Strivings” in The Souls of Black Folk
Read: TSIS, ch. 5, “And yet”
In class: TSIS, ch 5, exercises 1 & 2
Spark essay #3 due

Reading: The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois

These essays ask you to identify a moment from a course reading that “sparks” your interest. It may be a moment where the author has an insight that seems exactly right-on or exactly wrong or misses some important point or perspective, that is confusing or hard to understand, or that “sparks” another idea that you wish to explore further. In the spark essay, you will identify the moment that “sparked” something in you (aka “they say”) and then give an account of your response (the “I say”).