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HIST 4482 Ghana and the U.S.: Historical and Cultural Connections (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This course examines selected historical and cultural intersections between Ghana, West Africa and the United States. We explore "African" and "American" components of African American identity through course readings, film and lectures that focus on four connected areas: slavery/slave trade, civil rights/independence movements, emigration/immigration, and identity/cultural exchange. Ghana is uniquely situated for such comparative study because of its recurring presence in the unfolding of African American history, including its roles as inspiration to Martin Luther King, home to scholar WEB DuBois, haven to African American emigrants, and producer of the kente cloth many wear.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Karen Miller

Prerequisites: The History Core, Parts I and II.

Cross listed with: AADS4482

Comments: Satisfies AADS Minor Requirements.

Last Updated: 13-Mar-15