Course Updates

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

Week 10: Civil Rights Movement, Part 2

General Announcements: Early voting starts in NY State on Saturday October 24. See the Board of Elections site for info on voting early or to submit an absentee ballot to avoid voting in person. Lehman has emergency grants available to quickly provide money for housing, medical, food, transportation, and other needs. Details at the Student […]

Week 9: Civil Rights Movement, Part 1

General Announcements: Job opportunity: The NYC Board of Elections hires poll workers for every election. Pay is decent. Details here. Also, see the Board of Elections site for info on voting early or to submit an absentee ballot to avoid voting in person. Lehman has emergency grants available to quickly provide money for housing, medical, […]

Week 7: The New Negro, Garveyism, and Harlem Renaissance

Note that this is the official course website for AAS245 and HIS 245 Section A81 for the Fall 2020 semester. All updates and course info will be here, not on Blackboard! Check this site at least weekly to stay current! General Announcements: Job opportunity: The NYC Board of Elections hires poll workers for every election. […]

Week 6: System of Jim Crow and Great Migration

Note that this is the official course website for AAS245 and HIS 245 Section A81 for the Fall 2020 semester. All updates and course info will be here, not on Blackboard! Check this site at least weekly to stay current! General Announcements: Job opportunity: The NYC Board of Elections hires poll workers for every election. […]

Week 5: Civil War and Reconstruction

Note that this is the official course website for AAS245 Section A81 for the Fall 2020 semester. All updates and course info will be here, not on Blackboard! Check this site at least weekly to stay current! Announcements: Make a plan to get the two required course books. I suggest getting them early while inexpensive […]

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 A81 for the Fall 2020 semester. All updates and course info will be here, not on Blackboard! Check this site at least weekly to stay current! Announcements: Please sign up for the class […]

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 A81 for the Fall 2020 semester. All updates and course info will be here, not on Blackboard! Check this site at least weekly to stay current! Announcements: Please sign up for the class […]

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 A81 for the Fall 2020 semester. All updates and course info will be here, not on Blackboard! Check this site at least weekly to stay current! [Edit to add: the syllabus and PDF […]

Fall 2020 Course Start Info

Welcome to the Fall 2020 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 […]


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