Upcoming Events

Wed
Apr 13
2016

Voting Rights and Voter Suppression in 2016

The imperative of minority vote suppression by the Republican Party in era of evenly divided parties, changing demography and hyper-ideological, racial and partisan polarization

Wed
Apr 20
2016

Protest Politics: Black Panthers to Black Lives Matter

This talk will assess why, how, and with what consequences the Black Panther Party functioned as the most important and influential radical African American political party to emerge during the Black Power era.

Wed
Apr 27
2016

The Republican Civil War and the Election of 2016

The profound dysfunction on display in the Republican party’s contest for its 2016 presidential nomination reflects an intraparty civil war that has been simmering for the past 25 years and has now burst out of control.

Highlighted Courses

Wed
Jun 08
2016

50 Years of Country-Rock: an American Musical Genre

This class will explore how country-rock emerged from the joining of rock and roll and country music in the 1960’s and the artists who created this timeless and uniquely American musical genre. Curriculum includes:

Wed
Jun 08
2016

History, Morality, Narration, and the Caribbean

This course examines the tortured history of the greater Caribbean as represented in William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom! and Junot Díaz' The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. These two major works of fiction—one written by a white Southerner in the early 20th century and the o

Thu
Jun 09
2016

Martin Luther King, Jr.

This course will be based on three filmed interviews and an overview of King's life and legacy, with a focus on King's political philosophy and its influences as well as a discussion of charismatic leadership.