Our current reading is Jookin’: The Rise of Social Dance Formation in African-American Culture by Katrina Hazzard-Gordon.

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The reading schedule for our book is as follows:

  • Reading Schedule:
    •  Jul 21 – 27: Ch 1 The Middle Passage and The Plantation Environment
    • Jul 28 – Aug 3: Ch 1 Bals du Cordon Bleu
    • Aug 4 – Aug 10: Ch 2 The Great Transition and Jook Houses, Honky-Tonks, After-Hours Joints
    • Aug 11 – Aug 17: Ch 2 Rent Parties, Chittlin’ Struts, Blue Monday Affairs
    • Aug 18 – Aug 24: Ch 3 Monday Night at the Paradise Ballroom and Bells, Buzzers, an Air of Legitimacy
    • Aug 25 – Aug 31: Ch 3 Night Clubs, Show Bars, Cabaret Parties, and Dancin’ in the Streets, and Black Elite Affairs