This is a syllabus that suggests readings for a course exploring the histories of resistance, and activism, through the lens of cultural history. Our hope is that teachers could use these readings to help their students understand the long historical context for present-day cultural movements. Dakota Access Pipeline Protests, kneeling Colin Kaepernick, and strikes by… MORE
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A History of Foster Care, Adoption, and Child Removal in African American Communities
Between April and June 2018, under U.S. President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, more than 2,300 children were separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. Bi-partisan resistance and public outcry was strong and immediate. As historians and those aware of adoption history well know, the separation and removal of children from their families and networks of kin have incredibly deep, racialized, and problematic roots in U.S. history….
Introduction  You may recognize this quote from your United States Passport. It is the only quote on this document from a woman, and one of only two from an African-American individual, the other being a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Cooper’s commentary on freedom is taken from an essay entitled “‘Woman versus… MORE