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

Course Description

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

Instructor(s): Karen Miller

Prerequisites: History Core, Parts I and II.

Cross listed with: HIST4482


Last Updated: 24-Jun-17