Dream A World Anew celebrates and commemorates the National Museum of African American History and Culture. This museum was first proposed more than a century ago when African American veterans of the Civil War wished to preserve their experiences fighting for a united country. It highlights the African American experience and the shaping of America from slavery to freedom and into the 21st century. This course will present the sweeping history of black America: the path from slavery to freedom; the struggle to define and realize freedom during Reconstruction and the Civil Rights movement; and the swell of major social, political, and economic changes since 1958. During the course, we will examine diverse subjects as enslavement, migration, work, gender, global connectivity, and more to reveal the richness and complexity of African American history. The course is based on research completed by the Smithsonian Museum, Washington, DC.
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