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What is Juneteenth?: Freedom, Post-Reconstruction, and The Atlanta Exposition Address NEW - Online

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In 1895, Booker T. Washington famously urged his fellow African Americans to “cast down their buckets where they are.” The Atlanta Exposition Address was made three decades after the start of the extraordinary fourteen-year period in our nation’s history known as Reconstruction. By the end of the nineteenth century, most of the political gains achieved during Reconstruction had been overturned or severely curtailed, as Jim Crow laws and policies restricting the freedoms of African Americans arose across the South. 
In this course, we will analyze Washington’s Atlanta Exposition Address with attention to its historical and literary significance in the post-Reconstruction Era. We will also probe the enduring impact and controversies of the text, which raises fundamental questions about the relative value of political, economic, and social progress for African Americans.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Fri

NA - Online

Ada McKenzie-Thomas 



Please read:  Required readings provided upon registration



Registration Closes On
Friday, June 18, 2021 @ 9:30 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
6/18/2021 - 6/18/2021 Weekly - Fri 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM N/A - Online Ada McKenzie-Thomas