The Negro Digs Up His Past
Reflect on the reading “The Negro Digs Up His Past” by Harlem Renaissance intellectual Arturo Schomburg and the TEDx talk by contemporary black intellectual and political activist Bryan Stevenson. What is each author’s/ speaker’s main argument? Do you agree or disagree with their main points? Imagine a conversation between 1920s black intellectual Arturo Schomburg and current-day lawyer and civil rights activist Bryan Stevenson. What advice might Schomburg give to Stevenson? You must use at least TWO direct quotes from the source materials.
Watch: TEDx Talk, “We Need to Talk about an Injustice” by Bryan Stevenson:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cKfCmSqZ5s