Watch Lee Daniels’ The Butler

TEACHERS: Will you be educating your students on The Civil Rights Movement or on racism this fall? Do you need fresh discussion topics, readings, assignments, etc.? Look no further than Black and Cuba’s complete syllabus guide!

Watch Lee Daniels’ The Butler and then watch the award winning documentary Black and Cuba. The Butler “tells the story of a White House butler who served eight American presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man’s life and family.” Watching both of these films will create a deeper appreciation  of the progress made on civil rights as well as a greater understanding on the parallels of racism in the United States and Cuba.

Lee Daniels’ The Butler and Black and Cuba go hand in hand as vital sources for your course. Find even more lesson plans in our complete syllabus guide today!

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Watch Selma

TEACHERS: Will you be educating your students on Black Radical Tradition this fall? Do you need fresh discussion topics, readings, assignments, etc.? Look no further than Black and Cuba’s complete syllabus guide!

Watch Selma and then watch the award winning documentary Black and Cuba. Selma is a powerful examination of one of the key moments of the Civil Rights movement and of the man who sacrificed to ensure the movement endured. The March from Selma to Montgomery (1965) is an instance of Black Radical Tradition. Pair it with Black and Cuba to better understand the influence of Black Radical Tradition in regards to the countries of the United States and Cuba.

Selma and Black and Cuba go hand in hand as vital sources for your course. Find even more lesson plans in our complete syllabus guide today!

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Cedric J. Robinson’s Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition

EDUCATORS: Bring Black and Cuba into your classroom with Cedric J. Robinson’s Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition today! Integrate it easily into your classroom with our complete syllabus guide based on Black and Cuba!

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Review of the New Black

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Many media outlets have praised ‘The New Black’ such as the Starpulse writer Jason Coleman, who writes “eye-opening stuff. Hands down a thought provoking film with equal parts energy and pathos”.

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The Natural

Abbey Lincoln, photo taken by Pieter Boersma during a 1966 concert

Straight Ahead

The road keeps winding…

Bumpy road

Confuse a body

Lead a trusting soul astray

For some, this road is easy

Traveling high without a care

But if you got to use the back roads

Straight ahead can lead nowhere.

-Abbey Lincoln: actress, jazz singer, civil rights activist in her song, Straight Ahead.

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