HIST 210 African American History

Instructor: Dr. Glenn Johnston

This course traces the struggles, accomplishments, and impact of Black Americans on the expansion of freedom around the world.  Focus will be on approximately 50 Black Marylanders, men and women, who changed history through their example.  The course will use photos, drawings, newspaper articles, and other primary sources in place of a traditional textbook.  Come explore the world of Blacks in the US from 1634-Present, including legislators, Buffalo Soldiers, smokejumpers, conductors on the Underground Railroad, astronauts, ship captains, Rosie the Riveters, nurses, journalists, pilots, surgeons, and explorers.  A mandatory, one day field trip will be required as part of the course.