Course DescriptionThis course is designed for anyone who has a sincere interest to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the systemic issues that plague the U.S. around race, class and marginalized groups and who cares deeply about social justice. The course addresses current issues in society and allows opportunities for participants to reflect, discuss and hear multiple perspectives that can lead to greater understanding and empathy. The book will chronicle one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America.
By the end of the course participants will have:
- Explored the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities.
- Learned about the experiences of Ida ma Gladney, George Starling, and Robert Foster.
- Explored the significance of the migration of black citizens and the impact that it has on our world today.
- Applied what they have learned to the greater context on equality and the marginalization of people of color.