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#History of Racism | Prof @Princeton | Pop Culture |Seriously interested in things not so serious| IP President of @SoFCritBibRBS | Erin Brockovich of blackface
Aug 16, 2018 14 tweets 9 min read
I want to talk about how I use Aretha Franklin's fabulous "fur coat" Obama Kennedy Center Honors 2015 performance in my American popular culture class. Beyond the amazing gifs, it's a powerful moment in the intergenerational fight for Civil Rights I distribute the lyrics to "You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman" first released in 1967 to my students when we are studying Civil & Women's Rights. I have them analyze the song's lyrical content. When I first ask them what it's about, they initially say it's a love song.