The African-American Experience

Fall Quarter, 2019

Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

C. The African-American Experience

Faculty from various departments

The African-American experience dates back to early colonial times when, in 1619, a Dutch ship brought twenty African slaves to the British colony of Jamestown, Virginia. Since that time, the lives of African Americans have become interwoven culturally, economically and politically into the history of the United States. This course will explore specific narratives of African-American history as they relate to slavery, post-civil war reconstruction, the Jim Crow world, migration to the north, 20th century racism, critical Supreme Court decisions, the economics of slavery, and the expression of the AfricanAmerican experience in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.