Spring 2024 History BC3770 section 001

African Communities in New York, 1900 to


Call Number 00247
Day & Time
M 2:10pm-4:00pm
308 Diana Center
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required Instructor
Instructor Abosede A George
Course Description

This class explores the history of voluntary migrations from Africa to the United States over the course of the 20th century. This course is designed as a historical research seminar that is open to students with prior coursework in African Studies, Africana Studies, Race and Ethnic Studies, or History. Thematically the course dwells at a point of intersection between African history, Black History, and Immigration History. 

As part of the Barnard Engages curriculum, this class is collaboratively designed with the Harlem-based non-profit organization, African Communities Together.  The aim of this course is to support the mission of ACT by producing a historically grounded digital advocacy project. The mission of ACT is to empower immigrants from Africa and their families to integrate socially, advance economically, and engage civically.  To advance this mission, ACT must confront the reality that in the current political moment new legal, political, and social barriers are being erected to the integration, advancement, and engagement of African immigrants on a daily basis. As immigrants, as Black people, as Africans, and often as women, low-income people, LGBT+ people, and Muslims, African immigrants experience multiple intersecting forms of marginalization. Now more than ever, it is critical that African immigrants be empowered to tell their own stories—not just of persecution and suffering, but of resilience and resistance.

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Department History @Barnard
Enrollment 10 students (15 max) as of 7:07PM Monday, July 22, 2024
Subject History
Number BC3770
Section 001
Division Barnard College
Note Instructor Permission Required. Enrollment Limited.
Section key 20241HIST3770X001