Spring 2022 Courses / History / SLAVERY’S ROLE IN U.S. CAPITALISTIST DEVELOPMENT

Coordinators: Richard Byrd, June Zaccone

It is impossible to understand our country without incorporating the role of slavery in its history. Slavery helped shape its institutions, legal and voting systems, labor and foreign relations, social welfare and much else.

This course will first look at that history, assess Black strategy and response, and the extent of the remaining injustice to the descendants of those enslaved.

A WEEK / WED / 10:30am to 12:00pm

Fall 2021 Class Schedule: Slavery's Role in Capitalist Developement

Date

Presenter

Title

Feb 02

Bob Gottfried

FBI and Black Activists   

Feb 16

Mimi McDermott and Barbara Barnes

NY Times 1619 Project: Critiques by Historians, and Left and Right  

Mar 02

Richard Byrd

Debates About Strategy for Black Progress: Washington, Harrison, Du Bois, et al.

Mar 16

Frances Moulder

Convict Leasing Systems and Capital Accumulation in the New South

Mar 30

Larry Shapiro

Activist Role of Government at all Levels in Imposing and Enforcing Segregation

Apr 13

Sandy Gordon

Black American Art, 18th to 21st Centuries       

May 04

Sandy Frank and Glenn Johnston

Reparations for Slavery? The Debate  


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