My Reflections

During the course of this project, I learned more about a time period that I thought I was pretty well-versed in. It turns out that I hadn't known as much as I thought I did. I had never researched the Black Arts Movement, never heard of Amiri Baraka, nor had any idea of the real correlation of Hip Hop to the BAM. I've definitely come away from this with a new respect for Tupac and Baraka, and some more tidbits for my future sophisticated cocktail party conversation.
About the work I did... Well, let's just say I could have been more diligent. I have never been one to do work ahead of time, and here was a project with no stone solid deadline. (You'll notice that I'm posting this on the last day possible to do so. I don't know why, but I just work better closer to a deadline.) However, I do think I did some very good research; believe me, finding sources took me a while, but I learned a lot doing so.
I would suggest some more structure for the next time this project is done; I know I wasn't the only one who had trouble with the non-deadlines, and with finding inspiration. But I think that the project was innovative and fun, overall.
I really am going to miss this class.
Goodbye seventh bell poetry!


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