The 7-session course, taught by Jerome Price, will examine the history and culture of the African American experience, beginning and ending with a candid conversation and reflection on the recent nationwide and local protests sparked by the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. Participants will trace the struggle for African American equality on a range of topics, using oral presentations, analysis of both primary and secondary sources, and meaningful dialogue with one another. Participants of all ages and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to take part.
Jerome Price is a teacher of Advanced Placement United States History and African American History for Montgomery County Public Schools. He founded and coordinates the Jaguars Scholars Leadership Program, an award-winning organization that aims to build the leadership capacity of its African American and Latino student members at Richard Montgomery High School. Price is actively engaged in creating spaces that facilitate conversations surrounding student voice and race within his school community.
Session 1: Monday, January 18, 2021 at 10:00 am
(Kick-Off Session Martin Luther King Day)
The day will begin with keynote speaker Will Jawando, Montgomery County Council member
Topic: 2020: Where Are We? A Conversation about the Nationwide and Rockville Protests
Session 2: Wednesday, January 20 at 8 pm
Topic: Africa, The Birthplace of Humanity
Session 3: Wednesday, January 27 at 8 pm
Topic: The History of Slavery & Reconstruction in the DMV
Session 4: Wednesday, February 3 at 8 pm
Topic: The Birth of American Music (Blues, Jazz, & Gospel Music, Motown, and Hip Hop)
Session 5: Wednesday, February 10 at 8 pm
Topic: The Black Freedom Struggle, 1947-1968
Session 6: Wednesday, February 17 at 8 pm
Topic: The 13th Amendment & American Criminal Justice System
Session 7: Wednesday, February 24 at 8 pm
Topic: 2020: What Now? Black Lives Matter & Antiracism
Wednesday Sessions run 8:00 – 9:30 pm online via Zoom. This course is open to the public for a nominal fee of $54. There is no charge for members of Tikvat Israel.
For more information and to register go to www.tikvatisrael.org/africanamericanhistory or call the office at (301) 762-7338.
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