LEAD 338
Garveyism Fall 2014
Division II Writing Skills
Cross-listed AFR 338 / PSCI 338 / LEAD 338
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This course explores the life, work, political thought, and activism associated with the Jamaican Pan-Africanist Marcus Mosiah Garvey and the transnational movement–Garveyism–that Garvey ushered into the modern world. We will investigate the founding of Garveyism on the island of Jamaica, the evolution of Garveyism during the early twentieth century across the Americas and in Africa, Garveyism in Europe in the mid-twentieth century, and the contemporary branches of the Garvey movement in our own late modern times. The implications of Garvey’s conflict with W. E. B. Du Bois and the subsequent cleavages in political thought and allegiances among their respective adherents will be addressed, along with various other core issues including: the relationship between race, nation, and empire; transnationalism; the meaning of power; notions of leadership; the limitations of understanding Garveyism by the phrase “Back-to-Africa”; the moral philosophy of respect, reparation, and redemption; prophetic political theory; Pan-Africanism; the impact of Garveyism on political theological movements such as the Nation of Islam and Rastafari; women in the Garvey movement; and Garveyite strategies for forging models of political solidarity in dark times.
The Class: Format: tutorial
Limit: 10
Expected: 10
Class#: 1121
Grading: OPG
Requirements/Evaluation: attendance, five 5-page essays, five 2-page critiques, and one 1-page essay for the final class
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
Prerequisites: none; open to all
Enrollment Preferences: Africana Studies concentrators
Distributions: Division II Writing Skills
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
AFR 338 Division II PSCI 338 Division II LEAD 338 Division II
Attributes: AFR Core Electives
AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora

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