Free course exploring the causes, course, and consequences of the American Civil War, from the 1840s to 1877. The primary goal of the course is to understand the multiple meanings of a transforming event in American history. Those meanings may be defined in many ways: national, sectional, racial, constitutional, individual, social, intellectual, or moral.
It helps to examine history when trying to figure out why things are the way they are today. History makes it clear that the way things are today is not “natural,” the way they have to be, or pre-ordained. By examining our history, we learn that economic, political, and cultural forces have shaped the very rules of the world today. Continue reading “Boost and Blocks Timeline”
Premiere website for the growing ADOS movement
ADOS—which stands for American Descendants of Slavery—seeks to reclaim/restore the critical national character of the African American identity and experience, one grounded in our group’s unique lineage, and which is central to our continuing struggle for social and economic justice in the United States.
Black History for White People is an anti-racism workshop dedicated to ending white supremacy. You might think white supremacy is boring.
It doesn’t mean much to most folks.
You might think of Hitler or the KKK and that’s pretty much it.
If you’re white, that is. Continue reading “Why Black History for White People?”
“Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.” (link)
NATIONAL COALITION OF BLACKS FOR REPARATIONS IN AMERICA (N’COBRA)
The National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N’COBRA) is the premiere mass-based coalition of organizations and individuals organized for the sole purpose of obtaining reparations for African descendants in the United States.