Invocation to Douglass and Baldwin: Contemplating the Heart of the Matter
Powerful literature highlighting the quest of Black Americans for justice, equal rights, and citizenship serves as a tool to create open and honest dialogue and new ways of thinking about our nation’s history, the enslavement of Black Americans, and the role racism plays in our national discourse. In this class, using contemplative (mindful) attentiveness, participants will communally read and reflect on selected writings by Frederick Douglass and James Baldwin. Through a facilitated dialogue, the significance of these writings, given the current political and cultural landscape, will be explored.
Lessons From History
Rose Sackey-Milligan, Ph.D.
Is a socio-cultural anthropologist and the former Director of the Social Justice Program, Center for Contemplative Mind in Society. At Mass Humanities she is currently a Senior Program Officer and Academic Director of the Bard College Clemente Course in the Humanities in Springfield, MA.
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