Free Art Education: Black Matters | Introduction to Black Studies at MIT OpenCourseWare

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Four prominent participants in the Harlem Renaissance (clockwise from top left): Zora Neale Hurston, Alvin Ailey, Jacob Lawrence, Langston Hughes. (Photos by Carl Van Vechten, via Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Carl Van Vechten Collection: LC-USZ62-79898, LC-USZ62-92018, LC-USZ62-42503, LC-USZ62-114410) | Courtesy of MIT OpenCourseWare

Course Description:

Black Matters: Introduction to Black Studies

This class is an interdisciplinary survey that explores the experiences of people of African descent through the overlapping approaches of history, literature, anthropology, legal studies, media studies, performance, linguistics, and creative writing. It connects the experiences of African Americans and of other American minorities, focusing on social, political, and cultural histories, and on linguistic patterns. Activities include lectures, discussions, workshops, and required field trips that involve minimal cost to students. Access course online here.

Prof. Sandy Alexandre, Prof. Christopher Capozzola, Prof. Thomas DeFrantz

Course Citation:

Sandy Alexandre, Christopher Capozzola, and Thomas DeFrantz. 21M.630J Black Matters: Introduction to Black Studies. Fall 2009. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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