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Critical analysis of a famous African American

  1. Critical analysis of a famous African American from the list provided on Blackboard. In this assignment you will provide a developed close reading that examines one of the themes the course has outlined as it applies to the person chosen. How did/does this person effected the critical theme for the African American community? How did/do they affect the working definition of African American, black, and/or blackness within and without the community?

    List: 

    • Dr. Paul Murray

    •   Bessie Coleman

    •   Jean-Bapiste Belley

    •   Harriet Elizabeth Brown

    •   Monte Irvin

    •   Shirley Graham Dubois

    •   Vernon Dahmer

    •   Hale Woodruff

    •   Jo Ann Robinson

    •   Eugene “Pineapple” Jackson

    •   Dr. Francis Cress Welsing

    •   Dr. Kenneth Clark

    •   Amy Jacques Garvey

    •   Ophelia DeVore

    •   Augusta Fells Savage

    •   Eugene Jacques Bullard

    •   Bobby Timmons

    •   Clyde Kennard

    •   Madison Washington

    •   Joseph Winters

    •   Sam Sharpe

    •   Joseph Rainey

    •   Bessie Stringfield

    •   DJ Kool Herc

    •   Lonnie Clayton

    •   Mrs. Mamie Lang Kirkland

    •   Lucius Septimius Bassianus

    •   Carolyn Gudger

    •   Jasmine Twitty

    •   Daisy Bates

    •   Ella Jenkins

    •   Lewis Henry Douglass

    •   Cynthia Robinson

    •   Sylvester Magee

    •   Mabel Fairbanks

    •   Cathay Williams

    •   Clara Belle Williams

    •   John Baxter Taylor Jr.

    •   Anna J. Cooper

    •   The Black Seminoles

    •   Dr. Daniel Hale Williams

    •   Matthew Williams

    •   Phillipa Schuyler

    •   Yarrow Mamout

    •   Mamie “Peanut” Johnson

    •   Frank E. Petersen

    •   “Miss Maggie” Walker

    •   Paul Robeson

    •   Olivia J. Hooker

    •   Dr. Henry T Sampson

    •   Lovie Yancy

    •   Willie James Howard

    •   Toni Stone (Marcenia Lyle Alberga)

    •   Lucien Victor Alexis

    •   Mevinia Sheilds

    •   Dr. Lonnie Smith

    •   Rosewood

    •   Miss Jane Pittman

    •   Lucy Terry

    •   Abraham Galloway

    •   Thomas Jennings

    •   Irene Morgan

    •   Paul Lawrence Dunbar

    •   Jean Toomer

    •   Doris Payne

    •   Ann Petry

    •   Madam C.J. Walker

    •   Dr. May Edward Chinn

    •   Greenwood, Tulsa, OK

    •   Karen Bass

    •   Dr. Dorothy Height

    •   Dr. Geneva Smitherman

    •   Michaëlle Jean

    •   Robin Kelly

    •   Mary Macleod Bethune

    •   Jane Bolin

    •   Donna Edwards

    •   Dame Eugenia Charles

    •   Dr. Thomas Elkins

    •   Wilma Rudolph

    •   Annie Malone

    •   Ann Lowe

    •   Black Wall Street

    •   Cathy Hughes

    •   Kamala Harris

    •   Fannie Lou Hamer

    •   Sarah Rector

    •   Ruth Simmons

    •   Claudette Colvin

    •   MC Lyte

    •   Benajin Banneker

    •   Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.

    •   Thurgood Marshall

    •   Doris “Dorie” Miller

    •   Cecil Noble

    •   WC Handy

    •   Dorothy Counts

    •   Bayard Rustin

    •   Dr. Eliza Ann Grier

    •   Matthew Henson

    •   Jesse Owens

    •   Nina Simone

    •   Wendell Scott

    •   Adam Clayton Powell

    •   Percy Julian

    •   Dr. Charles Drew

    •   Thomas “Fats” Waller

    •   Satchel Paige

    •   Bass Reeves

    •   Marian Anderson

    •   Josephine Baker

    •   Joe Louis

    •   Walter White

    •   William Hastie

    •   Elijah McCoy

    •   Jan Matzelger

    •   Lewis Latimer

    •   Granville T. Woods

    •   Fred Jones

    •   Nella Larsen

    •   Lloyd Hall

    •   A. Philip Randolph

    •   Althea Gibson

    •   Barbara C. Jordon

    •   Marcus Garvey

    •   Malcolm X

    •   James Meridith

    •   Guy Buford

    •   Hazel Scott

    •   Stokely Carmichal

    •   Denmark Vessey

    •   Alex Haley

    •   Virginia Hamilton

    •   Ishmael Reed

    •   Nalo Hopkinson

    •   George Schuyler

    •   Patricia Roberts Harris

    •   John Lewis

    •   Les McCann

    •   Martin Delany

    •   Derek Walcott

    •   Carter Godwin Woodson

    •   Alvin Ailey

    •   Debbie Allen

    •   Ralph Abernathy

    •   Arthur Ashe

    •   Crispus Attucks

    •   Amiri Baraka

    •   Sekou Sundiata

    •   Count Basie

    •   Bud Powell

    •   James “Cool Papa” Bell

    •   Pfc. Sarah Louise Keys

    •   Josh Gibson

    •   Harry Belafonte

    •   Ruby Bridges

    •   The Little Rock 9

    •   The Scottsboro Boys

    •   Ralph Bunche

    •   Cab Calloway

    •   Louis Jordan

    •   Emmett Till

    •   Kenneth B. Clarke

    •   Alice Coltrane

    •   Scatman Crothers

    •   Nipsy Russell

    •   Dorothy Dandrige

    •   Ruby Dee

    •   Miles Davis

    •   “Fats” Domino

    •   Ralph Ellison

    •   Duke Ellington

    •   Medgar Evers

    •   The Watts Prophets

    •   Dick Gregory

    •   The Greensboro Four

    •   Archie Shepp

    •   Gregory Hines

    •   John Lee Hooker

    •   bell hooks

    •   Roy Innis

    •   Eartha Kitt

    •   Nichelle Nichols

    •   Hattie McDaniel

    •   Butterfly McQueen

    •   Thelonius Monk

    •   Garrett Morgan

    •   Walter Mosley

    •   Odetta

    •   Gordon Parks

    •   Dr. Joseph Lowery

    •   Homer Plessy

    •   Gabriel Prosser

    •   Gertrude “Ma” Rainey

    •   Norbert Rillieux

    •   Oscar Peterson

    •   Esther Rolle

    •   Robert Smalls

    •   Wallace Thurman

    •   Maxine Waters

    •   Daniel Hale Williams

    •   August Wilson

    •   Cassandra Wilson

    •   Richard Wright

    •   Howlin’ Wolf

    •   Andrew Young

    •   James Van Der Zee

    •   B.K. Bruce

    •   Aaron Douglas

    •   Jean-Baptist-Point Du Sable

    •   Estevancio

    •   Sarah S. Goode

    •   Mae C. Jemison

    •   Jacob Lawrence

    •   Ella Baker

    •   Minnie Joycelyn Elders

    •   Esther Jones

    •   Frances Harper

    •   Harriet Wilson

    •   Scott Joplin

    •   Sister Rosetta Tharpe

    •   Elijah McCoy 

  2. Themes of the course are attached (community, call/response), choose one of the people above, and help me to write a two to three pages MLA essay about how this people affect the theme.

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