Yale University Offering Free Course On African American History

Yale University is offering a free course in African American history.

African American history that chances are you didn’t learn in school

Free way to fill in glaring gaps

Yale University is offering a free course on African American history.

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

Yale University is offering a free course in African American history.
Yale University is offering a free course in African American history. Credit: Library of Congress

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 teaches the free course on African American history from Yale University. Credit: Yale University.
Professor Jonathan Holloway teaches the free course on African American history from Yale University. Credit: Yale University.

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.

Fox5DC reports this is just one of  Open Yale Courses. The program gives you access to a wide array of introductory lessons taught by distinguished Yale University teachers and scholars.

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