On the Shoulders of Giants, Part One

Dates:February 17 - March 23, 2020
Meets:M from 6:45 PM to 8:15 PM, 6 sessions
Hours:9.00
Instructor:Ernest Quarles
Fee: $158.00

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Course Description

This course focuses on a number of social justice giants and critical movements or organizations from the 1940s through the present. Key topics will include an examination of certain critical flashpoints in U.S. history that are strikingly similar to the years immediately leading up to, encompassing and following the Obama presidency, with an eye to identifying the social, economic and cultural forces that are at once the precipitants and undoing of these unique movements in time. Course material will consist largely of films and documentaries and supplementary handouts. Our journey will highlight figures like Eleanor Roosevelt, Nancy Cunard, Anna Julia Cooper, Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, August Wilson, Robert Kennedy, James Baldwin, and others whose contributions define who and what America can be.