Yale University offers free course on African American history ‘from emancipation to the present’

As protests against police brutality and systemic racism have swept across the country following the death of George Floyd, many have been encouraged to educate themselves on the history of the black experience in the U.S. as a way to help contextualize recent events, Fox 2 News reports.

Yale University offers a free course, called “African American History: From Emancipation to the Present,” which covers many key events in black history from 1863 to the present day.

The recorded lectures cover the end of the Civil War and the beginning of Reconstruction, urbanization experiences of African Americans, as well as the development of the modern civil rights movement and its aftermath.

“It also touches on the thought and leadership of prominent figures, such as Booker T. Washington, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, W.E.B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X,” the article says.

Here is the site from Yale: https://oyc.yale.edu/african-american-studies/afam-162

 

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