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Study African American History — from Africa to the Present Day — with TPS!

Climbing the Mountain – African American History from Africa to Present Day

This course is designed to introduce students to the rich and diverse history and culture of African Americans, tracing their accomplishments and struggles.

  • Students develop an understanding of the African American culture through its history within the broader context of United States history.
  • Explores the African American narrative from African kingdoms, enslavement, emancipation, the Civil Rights era, and the social and political oppositions that have followed.
  • Features a focus on the Harlem Renaissance and the literary and artistic contributions of African Americans to all cultures, as well as social, scientific, economic, religious, and political contributions.

Through this course, students will have a greater understanding of current events involving the African American community.

See the African American History course description and details in the TPS course catalog.

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