Course Updates

Africana historians Drs. John Henrik Clarke, Yosef Ben Jochannan & Chancellor Williams

Week 5: the Civil War

Note that this is the official course website for AAS245 Section H81 for the Fall 2022 semester. All updates and course info will be here, not on Blackboard! Check this site at least weekly to stay current! Announcements: Make sure to get the required course book if you haven’t done so yet: you’ll need it […]

Week 4: The Ma’afa and system of enslavement

First, some logistical announcements before we get to this week’s assignment: Note that this is the official course website for AAS245 Section H81 for the Fall 2022 semester. All updates and course info will be here, not on Blackboard! Check this site at least weekly to stay current! Sign up for the class text message […]

Week 3: Columbus and Racism’s Origins in the Americas

First, some logistical announcements before we get to this week’s assignment: Note that this is the official course website for AAS245 Section H81 for the Fall 2022 semester. All updates and course info will be here, not on Blackboard! Check this site at least weekly to stay current! Syllabus is (finally!) posted on the syllabus […]

Fall 22 Week 2: A Great and Mighty Walk

First, some logistical announcements before we get to this week’s assignment: Note that this is the official course website for AAS245 Section H81 for the Fall 2022 semester. All updates and course info will be here, not on Blackboard! Check this site at least weekly to stay current!   Make a plan to get the […]

Fall 2022 Course Start Info

Welcome to the Fall 2022 Semester! This post will be mostly informational: the specific info for next week’s assignment will be in a separate follow-up. Every week will have one of these posts with specific instructions and a discussion board–more on that below. If you’re registered for AAS 245: African American History (or the cross-listed […]

Fall 2021 Final Exam!

Announcements: Spring 2022 Courses: For those interested, I’ll be teaching Contemporary Urban Writers (ENG 229) in the English Department. There are two sections: an in-person Tu/Th 3:30-4:45 PM section and an online synchronous 6-8:40 PM Thursday section See the FAQ page for quick answers to common questions about this course. Study break material: the African […]

Week 16: The 1980s-1990s/ wrap-up

General Announcements: Spring 2022 Courses: For those interested, I’ll be teaching Contemporary Urban Writers (ENG 229) in the English Department. There are two sections: an in-person Tu/Th 3:30-4:45 PM section and an online synchronous 6-8:40 PM Thursday section I highly recommend Prof. Herb Boyd’s Malcolm X class at City College. Listed as BLST (Black Studies) […]

Weeks 14-15: Black Power, Part 2

General Announcements Howard University’s student occupation of their student center has ended. See #BlackburnTakeover on Instagram and Twitter for details and their demands. I finally saw the documentary film Making the Impossible Possible on the founding of Puerto Rican Studies at Brooklyn College and it’s fantastic! You can rent it on Vimeo for only $5. […]

Week 13: Black Power, Part 1

General Announcements Howard University students are continuing the occupation of their student center. See #BlackburnTakeover on Instagram and Twitter for details and their demands. Course Announcements: START the first second assignment, due Monday November 29. PDF with full instructions/details is on the Assignments page. When done, submit using the link on the Submissions page. Schedule […]

Week 12: Malcolm X

General Announcements Howard University students are in the third week of an occupation of their student center. See #BlackburnTakeover on Instagram and Twitter for details and their demands. Course Announcements: FINISH the first written assignment, due Monday November 8. PDF with full instructions/details is on the Assignments page. When done, submit using the link on […]

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