Black Middletown Lives: The Future of Middletown's African American Past|
Fall 2021 not offered
|Course Cluster and Certificates: Service Learning|
In this service learning course, students will do hands-on history by uncovering, preserving, and sharing Middletown's rich African American past. We will focus on the history of the Beman Triangle. This African American neighborhood, now part of Wesleyan's campus, served as a regional and national antislavery and Underground Railroad center and home to one of the nation's first handful of independent Black churches. Students will partner with local archives, libraries, and museums to help preserve and share this neighborhood's remarkable history. Our projects will include building a website and an exhibit to share this history with the Wesleyan and Middletown communities.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
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All assigned readings will be available electronically on Moodle. In addition to primary sources and articles, we will read chapters from several books on slavery, resistance, abolition, and Black community formation in Middletown and New England.
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Final project and several short journal/reflection assignments
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