Group 7: Diaspora Solidarity
By Joshua Kurth, Philan Burleson, Naomi Gonzalez, Trevi Vaupel,
Darin McGuire, Ashley Fulsaas, Neo Morones, Hailey Levi, Kaveh Farahanchi
An “Interactive Activity”
Diaspora: The dispersion of any people from their original homeland
African Diaspora: connecting people from African descent
Solidarity: unity or agreement of feeling or action, especially among individuals with a common interest; mutual support within a group.
Now Put Them Together Diaspora Solidarity as an Idea
:bodies that come from their homeland to different places that are acknowledging and supporting each
other’s existence and common problems
● Solidarity is the apparatus ● Many african americans did not know
their exact origin, culture, tribe following the dissolution of slavery. This broaden the solidarity from independent kin to the African continent itself and thus creating their own kinship.
Definition: The process of making known one’s thoughts or feelings.
From the African Diaspora there are five forms of expression that Africans all over the world expressed image and identity, foodways: culture and cuisine; Artistry: craftsmanship and creativity; language: the power of word; and movement: gestures and social dance.
Slavery Example and its Relation to Expression
● Culture adapting from a combination of western Christianity and west African religion to form American voodoo
● “Patting Juba” dance ○ the clapping of hands in a highly complex
and rhythmic fashion ○ Allowed them to feel a “secular and
spiritual” connection through this music and dance
African Diasporic Influence
● Religion – Neo African Religions like Santeria and Vodou
● Food – Soul Food and southern cuisine are nearly synonymous
● Language – oral literature, vernacular
● Music – Brazilian Samba, instruments like the banjo
Henry Ossawa Tanner: The Banjo Lesson
● Oil on canvas ● 1893 ● American realism
and European tradition
● Spiritual solace, dignity, and grace
● Combat stereotypes
Aaron Douglas: Into Bondage
● 1936 ● Oil on canvas ● Depiction of enslaved
Africans in shackles headed for ships to be dispersed worldwide
● 1 of 4 paintings by Douglas to show the journey of African Americans from slavery to present
Solidarity and Expression During the Civil Rights Movement ● During the Civil Right Movement, African-Americans demanded minorities to
be hired at such universities and a call for more students in minority groups to be recruited as well.
● The objective of black students banding together in solidarity at these universities was to establish the first black and ethnic study departments at these universities
● Examples of the expression of Diaspora Solidarity during this time began with African Americans trying to imitate the white European standards of “beauty.”
● However, African Americans began to look at their bodies differently and let their hair grow naturally into large round afros or “naturals.”
Karry James Marshall: Rhythm Mastr Comic Book (1999-present)
● Marshall’s goal is to diversify art history, he created this comic series as a form of representation for members of the African American community
● Idea for rhythm master was to express concern of gentrification occurring in Chicago during the 90s which increased the amount of gang violence
● The series includes storylines ranging from gang violence to socioeconomic politics.
● superheroes inspired from diasporic elements of science fiction
Mike Brown Mike Brown —> black communities around the world protested and marched for justice.
● Protestors in New York shut down Lincoln Tunnel ● 37 states in total came together in solidarity against the Court’s decision ● Very little press coverage of the solidarity ● Small Black populations in London, Berlin and Amsterdam spearheaded
solidarity marches calling for justice ● Parallels to Mark Duggan who was shot by London’s Metropolitan Police in
Need for Diaspora Solidarity ● A sense of unity between members of a Diaspora is
crucial in order to negate the long lasting effects of colonialism
○ Forced deportation of Haitians in the D.R. colonized by the Spanish and French
● Solidarity within marginalized communities is essential to magnify the overwhelming needs of underprivileged individuals
● Black Lives Matter movement is a great example of solidarity
○ Groups, through unity, fight for equality, and the elimination of increasing violence/racism towards African American community
Works Cited Slaveryandremembrance.org. (2019). African Diaspora Culture | Slavery and Remembrance. [online] Available at: http://slaveryandremembrance.org/articles/article/?id=A0057 [Accessed 24 May 2019]. (Slide 8)
Dodson, H. (2003). America’s Cultural Roots Traced to Enslaved African Ancestors. [online] News.nationalgeographic.com. Available at: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/02/jubilee-america-culture-enslav ed-africans/ [Accessed 24 May 2019]. (Slide 8)
Works Cited Jackson, Nicole. “Black Death and the Possibilities for Diasporic Solidarity.” AAIHS, 10 Oct. 2017. Available at: www.aaihs.org/black-death-and-the-possibilities-for-diasporic-solidarity/ [Accessed 20 May 2019].
Khalid, F. (2019). Henry Ossawa Tanner, The Banjo Lesson – Smarthistory. [online] Smarthistory.org. Available at: https://smarthistory.org/tanner-banjo/ [Accessed 24 May 2019]. (Slide 9)
Marcia M. Matthews, Henry Ossawa Tanner: American Artist (University of Chicago Press, 1995) p. 90. (Slide 9)
Works Cited National Gallery of Art. (2014) Into Bondage. https://www.nga.gov/collection/art-object-page.166444.html. [Accessed May 26, 2019] (slide 10)
“Slavery and the Making of America . The Slave Experience: Education, Arts, & Culture | PBS.” THIRTEEN,
www.thirteen.org/wnet/slavery/experience/education/history.html. (slide 7)
Watson, Sonny. “Title.” Juba Dance – Aka Giouba, The Martinique, Hambone, Djouba, Pattin’ Juba by William Henry Lane, www.streetswing.com/histmain/z3juba.htm. (slide 7)
Works Cited “IWonder – From Juba to Krumping: The Development of Street Dance.” BBC, BBC,
www.bbc.com/timelines/zxpxhyc. (slide 7)
“R. Nathaniel Dett.” Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry, 1890-1919, by Tim Brooks and Dick Spottswood, University of Illinois Press, 2004, pp. 488–492. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/10.5406/j.ctt2jcc81.41. (slide 7)
“African Diaspora.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 25 May 2019, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_diaspora. (Interactive Activity)
“Banjo.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 28 May 2019, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banjo. (Interactive Activity)
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