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The Legacy of Slavery in America: Perceptions of Equity and Privilege

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According to the Pew Research Center “most U.S. adults say the legacy of slavery continues to have an impact on the position of black people in American society today” and many, particularly blacks, doubt that black people will ever have equal rights. If you are interested in furthering your own understanding of the legacy of slavery and race in America, join this study group. Study group members and guest speakers will delve into black experience and perspectives through discussion grounded in readings, podcasts, and videos. The course will use essays, poems and podcasts from The New York Times 1619 Project and excerpts from Ta- Nehisi Coates’ autobiographical Between the World and Me (Spiegel & Grau/Penguin Random House, 2015). Additional provided material will supplement core materials and enrich group discussion. Topics rooted in a connection with slavery such as segregation, urban renewal, the wealth gap, the achievement gap, and incarceration will provide focus for weekly discussions

Class Details

14 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Laura Winters2.Cecelia Menaker3.Scott Peters4.Mark Chernansky 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/5/2020 - 6/4/2020 Weekly - Thu 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Mark Chernansky  ; Scott Peters  ; Cecelia Menaker  ; Laura Winters