African American Experience Course

The following modules have been designed to present the history of and issues facing the Black Community. Where there were connections to local incidents, that history has been included. We would like to thank the University of Pittsburgh for granting permission to use some of their content in our modules.

All articles and books in these modules are available from Penn Highlands Library upon request.

Module 1: Pre-colonial African History and Misconceptions of Africa

Module 2: Era of Enslavement

Module 3: Reconstruction and Post-reconstruction Violence and Migration

Module 4: Civil Rights Movement

Module 5: Education and the Black Student

Module 6: Black Influence in the Arts

Module 7: Contemporary Black Issues