African Americans: Cultural and Political History
Thomas E. Askew 1850?-1914, Four African American women seated on steps of building at Atlanta University, Georgia, 1899 or 1900, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963. Du Bois albums of photographs of African Americans in Georgia exhibited at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1900, Digital Id: ppmsca 08778, cph 3c14272, Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-08778 (digital file from original photograph) LC-USZ62-114272 (b&w film copy neg.)

African Americans: Cultural and Political History

This seminar explores major themes in the African American tradition by considering speeches, essays, and literature at several key inflection points across history. Participants will reflect upon different forms of literary and political expression in order to learn how African Americans navigated the challenges posed by slavery, emancipation, modernity, and civil rights. Throughout, the readings will consider the role that gender plays in the evolution of African American identity.

This program will be conducted as a Socratic discussion, utilizing primary source documents as the only readings. Registrants, therefore, are highly encouraged to read all the documents in advance and come ready with questions. Teachers will receive lunch, as well as a Letter of Attendance at the conclusion of the seminar.



April 15, 2024 -
April 15, 2024
8:15 AM MDT
2:40 PM MDT
Denver, CO
History Colorado Center
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