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Black Fashion Studies | African American History Course

In this 7-week course, students will explore the history of fashion and race within the Black community.
90 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 7 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Tue Oct 18

Oct 18 - Dec 8 (7 weeks)
Tu, Th
7pm - 8:30pm

Mon Feb 6, 2023

Feb 6, 2023 - Mar 30, 2023 (7 weeks)
Mo, Th
4pm - 5:30pm
Don't see a time that works for you?


Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will be introduced to key concepts within the realm of Black fashion studies and leave the course able to successfully be identify how course themes intersect, and how race and fashion inform Blackness in America.
Students should conduct research relating to their group's chosen topic and take notes that will allow them to successfully contribute to class work time.
Notebook/Notepad Writing Utensil Access to Google Drive & Google Suite Applications
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
3 hours per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Google Drive/Classroom/Suite Apps: Google Drive & Classroom will only be used during our allotted class time, for the last 30 minutes of sessions 2-6 and for the entirety of session 7. Student groups will collaborate on their final presentations during this time.

YouTube: Pre-screened content from YouTube will be included in Google slide presentations presented to the class via screen-share.

The 1-2 hours of week outside of class are not to be spent working within Google Classroom/Suites, but to conduct independent research and exploration that will be brought to classed used to enhance your final presentation.
Ain’t I a Beauty Queen?: Black Women, Beauty, and the Politics of Race by Maxine Craig
Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul by Tanisha C Ford
Vintage Black Glamour by Nichelle Gainer
Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women’s Activism in the Beauty Industry by Tiffany M Gill


Morgan Jae
Lives in the United States
History, Culture and Sociology Educator with an emphasis on Black Girlhood Studies and African American History
1 completed class

About Me

Morgan Jael is a graduate of Washington University in St Louis where she earned her Bachelors of Arts Degree in African/African American Studies and participated in the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Research Fellowship where she surveyed the cultural... 
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