BLACK FAMILY STUDIES
Film & Media Assignment: New Perspectives on Black Motherhood
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I.Choose any two interviews of the stories of Black motherhood shared by the women on this website, and for each:
a.discuss why you choose their story,
b.why they are important,
c.and what we can learn about the nuances of Black motherhood from these stories.
II.Watch Black Mamas Bail Out Day: Movement Grows to Free Black Women From Jail for Mothers Day: https://youtu.be/5pRuBfy00E4
d. What actions are the activists in this coalition taking to support incarcerated Black mothers, and what are they hoping to highlight through their movement?
e. Discuss one thing you learned from this interview with Mary Hooks.
f. Read: #FreeBlackMamas: Laws for Black Lives, and through the infographic. What are some of the differences National Bailout is making in the lives of Black people and their families?
Stories of Black Motherhood: https://youtu.be/sxgngO_7d_U
III.What did the women in this mini-documentary say about the joys and challenges of Black motherhood? (Your response should be a paragraph minimum for this question, and should address specific information discussed in the mini-doc, and connect their discussions to this weeks readings and themes: See attached files/articles)