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Slavery and Reconstruction *Online Class*
Thursday, October 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday December 3, 2020
8-week seminar series, Thursdays, 7-8:15, Oct 8-Dec 3 (No class Nov 26)
Explore the true history of slavery and reconstruction that you never learned in school.
Race relations is one of the most important issues confronting our nation as a whole and each of us as individuals. Discussions around this topic can be contentious, especially when whites do not understand the reality of slavery and Reconstruction as it was experienced by black people at the time, and as those experiences continue to shape the collective consciousness of the Black community. One of the reasons for this is that most of what we learned in school about slavery and Reconstruction was superficial at best, and intentionally false in most cases.
By discussing four key chapters from each of two award-winning books, this course will provide us with the latest and most comprehensive scholarship on slavery and Reconstruction. The books are, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, by Edward E. Baptist, and A Short History of Reconstruction, by Eric Foner. Both can be purchased at local bookstores and through the usual used book websites. This is an online class and will require an internet connection to attend. RSVP: [email protected].
Cost for the Series: Sliding scale $15-35