In the spirit of the 1960s Freedom Schools, Blues U: Thinkin' Blues and the African American Resource Center bring you this Black culture pop-up study guide. For high schoolers and adults.
Blues U: Thinkin' Blues will be accessible online and in person at Rudisill Regional Library during library hours from December 2022-February 2023.
Blues U: Thinkin’ Blues is a free, accessible listening and study station for the North Tulsa community. It is a collaboration of Blues U, a local educational, arts and culture radio show hosted by kara lynch that airs bimonthly on 90.1 FM in Greenwood and www.radiocoyote.org, and the African American Resource Center (AARC).
Thinking Blues is an open source lesson plan that highlights the transformative power of Black and Indigenous culture through the blues. The listening and reading/study station located in the African American Resource Center welcomes you to come listen to music and audio books or read books, articles and digital content selected from the library collection. Together we will explore vibrant Black artistic, social and political forms of expression!
The AARC jukebox and CD/media players are available in order to listen to CDs from the collection and archives of the Blues U radio show. Visitors are encouraged to borrow laptops to browse digital content as well. Accompanying the listening/study station will be an informational pamphlet and series of bookmarks with sample reading, listening and viewing guides, and prompts for further exploration, each with links and QR codes to connect you to the digital content.
In this partnership, the African American Resource Center’s collection becomes the basis of study and discussion of Black ways of knowing, aesthetics, politics, culture, art, and literature. A listening audience will come away with a toolkit for cultural resilience that draws from a deep blues past, present, and future.
|Mon, Mar 20||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Tue, Mar 21||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Wed, Mar 22||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Thu, Mar 23||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Fri, Mar 24||9:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sat, Mar 25||9:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sun, Mar 26||1:00PM to 5:00PM|