Against All Odds: The African American Experience
Spring 2016 quarter
How did Black women and men, of many different cultures and ages, succeed against all odds? How did they move from the master narrative to their own agency? Where did they find the insurmountable courage to deconstruct and reconstruct their lives? In this program, students will participate in an inquiry-based exploration of the resiliency, efficacy, and longevity of the lives and legacies of selected Black women and men from Ancient Egypt to present-day African Americans. Our exploration will use the lenses of Ancient Egyptian studies, African, African-American and Afro-Disaporic history, dance history, and popular culture to investigate these women’s and men’s lives with cultural contextualization.
Fields of Study
Preparatory for studies or careers in
Location and Schedule
Offered during: Day
Advertised schedule: First spring class meeting: Monday, March 28 at 10am (Com 320)