Extra Credit Assignment #2 (two sections): Read â€œThe Fundamental Cause of Lynching Is Black Crimeâ€ by Thomas Nelson Page, â€œThe Fundamental Cause of Lynching Is White Racismâ€ by Mary Church Terrell, and â€œPermission to Hate: Delaware, Lynching, and the Culture of Violence in Americaâ€ by Yohuru Williams. In a well-written essay of at least 2 pages, answer the following questions. According to Williams, what social, economic and political forces fueled lynching in the South between 1882 and 1920? In what ways were these forces evident in the violence that struck Wilmington, Delaware, in 1903? What factors would Thomas Nelson Page argue accounted for the lynching and violence in Delaware? How might Mary Church Terrell respond to those charges?
Extra Credit Assignment #3: Read â€œIt Donâ€™t Mean a Thing if It Ainâ€™t Got that Harlem Swing: Social Dance and the Harlem Renaissanceâ€ in Constant Struggle (Williams 437). Watch Swing, Bop and Hand Dance (on reserve at the library). In a well-written essay (at least 2 pages) discuss the role of social dance during the period of the Harlem/Black Renaissance. How were African Americans able to utilize dance as a means of redefining their lives in this period? How does social dance define a communityâ€”be specific? Why is the Lindy Hop an important part of American history?