Write an essay on the construction of the black body during trans-Atlantic slavery in the United
States. Your essay will be three pages (typed and double-spaced) and will be due in class on
Tuesday, October 23. Analyze the gender politics, stereotypes, and resistance strategies of
enslavement that shaped the construction of African-American female and male bodies. You
may briefly discuss the critical thinking of the following scholars in your essay: Charles Long,
Marc Lamont Hill, James Scott, Marlon Riggs, Steve McQueen, Raymond Franklin, Deborah
Gray White, Patricia Hill Collins, and Albert Raboteau.