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FLEX Hard US History: The Practice of Slavery in the United States

February is Black History Month! In this FLEX semester long African American History class we will learning about the practice of slavery/enslavement in America, of both African and Indigenous peoples in United States History.
Autumn Williams
144 total reviews for this teacher
New class
year olds
learners per class


Charged upfront
$15 per week
Flexible schedule
Over 10 weeks
No live meetings
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Class Experience

I have mentored over 200 teens over the past 6 years through my nonprofit on diversity and current events and continue to lead open group discussions regarding diversity and inclusion for individuals ages 5-18 as well as adults in a corporate setting. I have many years of experience facilitating difficult conversations regarding civil rights and African American History. I have been serving on the Women of Color Community Leadership Board for a Fortune 500 company in Diversified Outsourcing Services industry. This unique is group is a branch of their Diversity and Inclusion department. Through this position I have facilitated, created, and organized trainings on diversity and inclusion, anti racism, and holiday specific courses (history of MLK Day, Kwanzaa, Juneteenth, Indigenous Peoples' Day, and Black History Month) for the work place. In edition utilizing elective courses I have taken though my undergraduate and graduate degrees (World history, American history, North American Slavery) I also have extensively studied the books/textbooks for the purpose of teaching classes for school aged children for various non profit programs and after school organizations, and children on parents who are employed with above listed company as a company benefit on various African American heroes and events both virtually and in person. I have done various workshops through Learning for Justice Foundation. A handful of these workshops specialize on talking to children in grades k-12 about the hard topic of slavery. 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
No live meetings, and maybe some time outside of class.
Race, discrimination, death,  suicide, violence on those enslaved, and slavery will be mentioned in this class. Youtube will be used for supplemental visuals at times. Class is taught using slides via canva that I will present during class. 

Please note this class uses many various 3rd party resources for instruction including: Youtube, Genially, Edpuzzle, Padlet, and Canva . Account creation is not needed to access materials but recommended for easy access at later times.

American Slavery: 1619-1877 Paperback – 23 Feb. 1995

A True History of the United States: Indigenous Genocide, Racialized Slavery, Hyper-Capitalism, Militarist Imperialism and Other Overlooked Aspects of America (Truth to Power) ISN 978-1586422530

Deborah Gray White, Mia Bay, and Waldo E. Martin, Freedom on My Mind : A History of African Americans, with Documents Second edition. (Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2017)

-Kevin Levin, Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent  Myth (UNC Press, 2019).

-Ira Berlin et. al., Slaves No More: Three Essays on Emancipation and the Civil War (Cambridge University Press, 1992).

Karleen Bradford, Dear Canada: A Desperate Road to Freedom: The Underground Railroad Diary of Julia May Jackson (2012)

Barbara Greenwood, The Last Safe House: A Story of the Underground Railroad (1998)

Karolyn Smardz Frost, I’ve Got a Home in Glory Land (2007)

Barbara Smucker, Underground to Canada (1978, rev. 2003).

Adrienne Shadd, Afua Cooper, Karolyn Smardz Frost, The Underground Railroad, Next Stop Toronto! (2009)

Rona Arato, Working for Freedom: the Story of Josiah Henson (2009)


Autumn Williams
Lives in the United States
African American History and Diversity and Inclusion Teacher
144 total reviews
205 completed classes

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Check out my organization on Outschool, Culture Corner Academy, for a handful of full year black history courses offerings this... 
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