The Black Parades: African Diaspora Parade Culture and Radical Resistance

DANCE 325S

Explores African diaspora parades as the embodiment of political activism, cultural and social imagination, identity construction, and radical resistance in action. From dance, music, food, socio-political meaning, and cultural symbolism, we will examine Carnival, Oshún Festival in Nigeria and Philadelphia, Emancipation Day in Trinidad, Second Line in New Orleans, USA Juneteenth, Garifuna Settlement Day Belize, Black Pride in Africa and the USA, the 1968 Poor Peoples March, Home Coming Day Parades, West Indian Day Parade in NYC, Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parades, and the Harlem Hell Fighters Parade.

T/Th 330-445pm RAC 131
Professor Andrea Woods Valdes

The Black Parades: African Diaspora Parade Culture and Radical Resistance explores African diaspora parades as the embodiment of political activism, cultural and social imagination, identity construction, and radical resistance in action. From dance, music, food, socio-political meaning, and cultural symbolism, we will examine Carnival, Oshún Festival in Nigeria and Philadelphia, Emancipation Day in Trinidad, Second Line in New Orleans, USA Juneteenth, Garifuna Settlement Day Belize, Black Pride in Africa and the USA, the 1968 Poor Peoples March, Home Coming Day Parades, West Indian Day Parade in NYC, Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parades, and the Harlem Hell Fighters Parade. Instructor: Woods Valdés
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • ALP
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • AAAS 323S
  • THEATRST 341S
Typically Offered
Fall Only