Yale University Offering Free Course On African American History
African American history that chances are you didn’t learn in school
Free way to fill in glaring gaps
No matter where you went to school in the US, chances are this is a subject that your school shortchanged.
Here’s a perfect opportunity to learn what you missed.
The course is called, “African American History: From Emancipation to The Present.”
What you will learn
The course features themes such as the end of the Civil War and the beginning of Reconstruction; African Americans’ urbanization experiences; the development of the modern civil rights movement and its aftermath.
The course also covers the thought and leadership of Booker T. Washington, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, W.E.B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X.
Professor Jonathan Holloway
The lectures are from when Professor Jonathan Holloway taught the course at Yale in 2010. Rutgers University recently named him their next president. he takes over in July.
He is the author of Confronting the Veil: Abram Harris Jr., E. Franklin Frazier, and Ralph Bunche, 1919-1941 (2002) and Jim Crow Wisdom: Memory and Identity in Black America Since 1940 (2013
You want in? The time commitment is two hours per week for 13 weeks.
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