African American History

Category: Electives

Over the course of U.S. history, how have African Americans
helped shaped American culture? This African American History
course answers that question by tracing the accomplishments and
obstacles of African Americans beginning with the slave trade on
up to the modern Civil Rights movement. What was it like during
slavery, or after emancipation, or during the years of discrimination
under Jim Crow? Who were some of the main figures who have
shaped African American history? In this course, you’ll learn about
the political, economic, social, religious, and cultural factors that
have influenced African American life, come face to face with
individuals who changed the course of history, and explore how the
African American story still influences current events today.