Write a paper on any aspect of african american experience

Requirements: Choose from one of the two essay topics listed below to compose a 4 to 6 page final research paper. Keep in mind that this is a formal academic essay; therefore,your essay must have a clear thesis statement, supporting claims, and substantial evidencefrom the assigned course readings and from your general experience in AFAM190.

This assignment is due in class on Nov. 29, no exceptions.

1) The African American experience has been a paradox of incredible triumph in the face of tremendous human tragedy and adversity. Based on your understanding of the American experience, craft a short essay in support of this statement.

2) Write a paper on any aspect of the African American experience covered in class and relate it to a current event found in a reliable media source or a personal experience that comes from your narratives at the beginning of the semester. The purpose of this assignment is to enable you to interpret themes, ideas, and patterns essential to understanding the African American experience and apply them to an informed discussion of a contemporary issue or personal experience.

Your essay should

be well organized around the thesis statement provided and reflect a sustained and informed engagement with the course materials (readings, lectures, discussions, and films). Be sure to support your main claims with clear and specific examples from the course readings, lectures, discussions, and films

include a clear and concise thesis statement and reflect a sustained and informed engagement with the course materials (readings, lectures, discussions,and films). Be sure to support your main claims with clear and specific examples from the course readings, lectures, discussions, and films

Additional Expectations: Before submitting your final paper, be sure to

• include a Works Cited page, using either the Chicago, MLA, or APA style of citation. Examples of each are available on the Blackboard

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