MAAP | Mapping the African American Past

Marcus Garvey and the Rise of Black Nationalism

Goals:

Aim
What is Black Nationalism and is it still relevant in today’s world?
 
At the conclusion of this lesson, students will be able to:
  • Evaluate the concept of black nationalism
  • Understand the appeal of Marcus Garvey’s “Back to Africa” movement
  • Identify other leading figures in the history of black nationalism
  • Assess the validity of black nationalism in the context of today’s world 

Essential Questions:

  • What constitutes an act of resistance?
  • What is freedom?
  • Are some acts of resistance more effective than others?
  • In what ways do our personal experiences shape our choices and actions?
  • Why do some people become bystanders?
 

Produced by CCNMTL, Chase, Teachers College, and CCI