This course offers students an opportunity to study the history of Harlem, NY through the cultural production and experiences of women. Harlem, a historic African American neighborhood in northern Manhattan, has been home to many of the county’s most notable women. This course will construct specific New York and general American history through the eyes of a diversity of women including Ida B Wells, Zora Neale Hurston, Nella Larsen, Assata Shakur, and Audre Lorde among others. This course will include the study of WWI, the Harlem Renaissance, WWII, the Cold War, the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements, the Women’s Movement, the Birth of Hip Hop and more recent cultural movements. This course will crosshatch history and culture to gain a deeper understanding of historic and modern Harlem. It will stretch from circa 1910-present.
- Teacher: Zahra Caldwell