We can learn a lot about a historical era and a people by examining their cultural production. A people’s culture—their visual art, music, dance, and fashion—can be an expression of their joy, pleasure, beauty, and humanity, as well as their struggle, their rage, and their resistance to domination. This unit will focus on Black and Latinx cultures of resistance created in the US throughout the 20th century. By analyzing these creative expressions of resistance, students will learn about the political history that created the oppressive conditions to which the art is responding. But more importantly, students will analyze the ways in which the cultural production is also a political response, oftentimes with real political impact. Students will have many examples to inform their response to the unit’s essential questions.