For this Blog post please share with the class your understanding of the material this week by responding to the prompt below which is similar to a prompt that was mentioned in this week’s PowerPoint slide presentation:
In our reading for this week we learn Douglas illustrated the direct impact of Panther initiatives and programs… and All Black Panther Party activities were based on their Ten-Point Platform and Program for self-determination. As the Ministers of Information and Culture Cleaver and Douglas made sure all their messages reinforced the ten points… (Gaiter p. 104)
Thus: How and in what ways might Douglas’s images relate to support or illustrate the ideas found in the Ten Point Program of the Black Panther Party?
Feel free to speak to many a couple or just one of the 10 points that you may see represented or illustrated in Douglas’s work. If you agree that his art relates to the Party’s 10 Point Program then can you say exactly how and can you provide and show one example of one of his art images that supports your claim? Feel free to use any images posted in the material for this week or check reliable sources on the Internet. What other supporting information about The Black Arts Movement The Black Power Movement or other historic context subject matter style or other learned facts might be helpful in supporting your writing?
At the end of your writing please leave a 2-3 sentence (or more if you wish) personal reflection on our learning and content for this week — what did you think of it?
Let’s also be sure to read and see what others in the course are writing and thinking — please leave engaged and uniquely specific comment of at least 3 or more sentences on 2 other posts.
Materials To Use:
– Attached PDF’s