Solange’s A Seat At The Table is one of the best bodies of music that dropped in 2016. Her album provided melodies to emotions that some people couldn’t articulate that they had, and now it will be the focus of a collegiate class.
Melissa Harris Perry is creating a course based on Solange’s latest project. She’s currently a professor at Wake Forest University, so those students will be the lucky ones to first take the class.
The course will revolve around 5 themes: (1) Resisting Racism, (2) Understanding Gender and Sexuality, (3) The Role of Relationships, (4) Nurturing Ourselves and (5) A Seat at the Lunch Table. What’s even cooler? Perry and her colleagues currently have a website up collecting materials for the course. Check out an excerpt from the website:
Solange Knowles’s ‘A Seat at the Table’ has been one of the most reflective and popular albums produced by a young black woman that speaks to issues of race, womanhood, and equality. At the beginning this new year, and as we witness the inauguration of a new president we invite young women of color, ages 16-30, to have a seat at the table by helping us collect the texts, music, and visual art that speak to our experiences. If we are to have a democracy in which all of us have a seat at the table, we know that these experiences should be central to the development of America’s practices and policies.
They are taking submissions until 11:59 EST, January 31, 2017. You can submit your contributions here.
This course will definitely be amazing! Black Girl Magic just keeps on raining down.
Bryant Smith is the founder and owner of The Top Tea.