Introduction to Afrofuturism: Politics, Theories and Praxis

Afrofuturism is the imagining of black people being alive and thriving in the future. Afrofuturism is applying the imagining to the present moment and to the traumatic past. Afrofuturism is practicing the resilience of blackness in the US and throughout the diaspora, through love, protest, gentleness, and fighting for justice and future generations of black folks. Through lecture and discussion, review black history through examples of artistic afrofuturism and the real life and historical effects of imagining black people in the future.