This site is the culmination of work that we as a group have completed in community in English 468/568: Black Rebellions. We have spent a quarter together studying the literature, theory, and history of Black rebellions in the African Diaspora. Our content area has been fairly wide-ranging from the Haitian Revolution to the suicides of Igbo Landing to fictional rebellions depicted in literature and film from the 19th century to the present. Our theoretical work has been equally eclectic, including writers from C.L.R. James and Michel-Rolph Trouillot to Angela Davis, Cedric Robinson, Frantz Fanon, Stephen Best, Saidiya Hartman, and Brittney Cooper. As we worked through the literature and theory of rebellion, we also spent time in the archive -- specifically the database of African American newspapers available through Accessible Archives. That work has helped us understand how 19th-century African American networks of print, journalism, and activism discussed and reported on rebellion. 

Read about our mission and how we understand Fragmented Rebellions, and browse student exhibits using the dropdown menu in the upper right.

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