Second Semester

      The Second Semester is well underway and I have settled on five classes. I already know it is gonna be a ton more reading this semester. I checked out 11 books today from Widener that will serve as secondary reading on “The Bluest Eye,” “Up From Slavery,” and “Their Eyes Were Watching God.” And I still have to re-read the primary text – which is only 3 of the 22 books I have to read for Henry Louis Gates’ Graduate Seminar on the African-American Literary Tradition. Hey, check out Gates’ recent article on Abraham Lincoln, and watch his new documentary, “Looking for Lincoln,” which debuted this week on PBS.

Here are the other classes I am taking this semester:

•“W. E. B. Du Bois: Social and Political Writings,” taught by Tommie Shelby. I couldn’t leave Harvard and not take a class on this great man.

•“Religion 1513 – History of Harvard and Its Presidents,” taught by Peter Gomes, the pastor of Memorial Church.

• A Silk Road Course: Travel and Transformation on the High Seas: An Imaginary Journey in the Early 17th Century.

•“African and African American Studies 182: R & B, Soul, and Funk.” Last week, I posted a few soul videos and I wanted to share one more with you. We discussed Motown today and here is a rare, live version of the Supremes, “Where Did Our Love Go.” If you are familiar with the song, you can hear the slight differences.]

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