INSTRUCTOR: Trina Sanders
In this course, we will examine the power of Black music 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 influence of Black America. In addition, we will consider what African Americans have thought about themselves and the larger society, 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.