African American History-Emancipation to the Present: A Free Online Course from Yale University

This course, African Amer­i­can His­to­ry: Eman­ci­pa­tion to the Present, was pre­sent­ed by Jonathan Hol­loway, when he was Pro­fes­sor of His­to­ry at Yale Uni­ver­si­ty. He is now the Pres­i­dent of Rut­gers Uni­ver­si­ty.

Accord­ing to the course descrip­tion, “The pur­pose of this course is to exam­ine the African Amer­i­can expe­ri­ence in the Unit­ed States from 1863 to the present. Promi­nent themes include the end of the Civ­il War and the begin­ning of Recon­struc­tion; African Amer­i­cans’ urban­iza­tion expe­ri­ences; the devel­op­ment of the mod­ern civ­il rights move­ment and its after­math; and the thought and lead­er­ship of Book­er T. Wash­ing­ton, Ida B. Wells-Bar­nett, W.E.B. Du Bois, Mar­cus Gar­vey, Mar­tin Luther King Jr., and Mal­colm X.”

We should add the warn­ing, “Some of the lec­tures in this course con­tain graph­ic con­tent and/or adult lan­guage that some users may find dis­turb­ing.”

You can watch Lec­ture 1 of 25 above, or find them all on YouTube. You can see the syl­labus for the course here.

African Amer­i­can His­to­ry: Eman­ci­pa­tion to the Present has been added to our list of Free His­to­ry Cours­es, a sub­set of our larg­er col­lec­tion, 1,700 Free Online Cours­es from Top Uni­ver­si­ties.

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