Afro American History
Afro American History examines the role, journey and contributions of African Americans from the 1500s to Present.
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$13 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 10 weeks
55 minutes per class
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The study of African American History spans several continents and many countries. William Edward Burghardt Du Bois stated, "The problem of the 20th century is the problem of the color line." We will examine "the color line" - its impact, inspiration and division - from 1500 to present. This examination of American History will be tempered but not sugarcoated. We, as Americans, have often struggled with how to treat, respond and react to those who are different from us - race, religion,...
Reference Books: The African Americans - Many Rivers to Cross - Henry Louis Gates Before the Mayflower: A History of the Negro in America - 1619 - 1962 Digital Resource - https://www.nypl.org/about/locations/schomburg/digital-schomburg Students will periodically be assigned reading and/or video viewing from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The books are freely available from the Schomburg in digital format. (The center will also be one of the primary sources for PDF documents.)
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
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🇺🇸Lives in the United States
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William Alfred Council is a Freelance Writer / Digital Artist. He has a B.A. in English from Columbia University and is a Desert Storm Marine Corps Veteran. He is also a member of the League of Graphic Novel Educators. A lifelong fan of comics,...