INSTRUCTOR: Trina Sanders
In this course, we will examine Black music’s power and how it has shaped Black History in the past and today. This course will serve as a general introduction to the pivotal events of Black History and the influences that Black music had throughout history. Through the course lectures, required readings, and discussions, students will acquire a better understanding of the historical development of Black music and social construction and the influence of Black America. It will also allow students to explore what African Americans have thought about themselves within American society’s fabric, how they have evolved as a community with a distinct culture from slavery to the twenty-first century, and where they may be going as a people.