Week 2:

Explore the 1619 Project


  1. Nikole Hannah-Jones, “Our democracy’s founding ideals were false when they were written. Black Americans have fought to make them true.”
  2. Conor Friedersdorf, “1776 Honors America’s Diversity in a Way 1619 Does Not
  3. Gordon S. Wood, et. al, “We Want Justice but not at the expense of Truth

Week 3

Singh, Black is a Country



Ch. 1  

Week 4

Singh, Black is a Country

Ch. 2

Ch. 3

Week 5

Singh, Black is a Country

Ch. 4

Ch. 5

Week 6-7

Readings (by location)


  1.  Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo, “More a Haitian Than an American”: Frederick Douglass and the Black World Beyond the United States 
  2. Brandon R. Boyd, “To Start Something to Help These People”: African American Women and the Occupation of Haiti, 1915–1934


  1. Vivian M. May, “It Is Never a Question of the Slaves”: Anna Julia Cooper’s Challenge to History’s Silences in Her 1925 Sorbonne Thesis
  2. James A. Miller, et al, Mother Ada Wright and the International Campaign to Free the Scottsboro Boys, 1931-1934


  1.  Yuichiro Onishi, The New Negro of the Pacific: How African Americans Forged Cross-Racial Solidarity with Japan, 1917-1922
  2. Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, An African-Vietnamese American: Robert S. Browne, the Antiwar Movement, and the Personal/Political Dimensions of Black Internationalism


  1. Keisha N. Blaine, “We Want to Set the World on Fire”: Black Nationalist Women and Diasporic Politics in the New NegroWorld, 1940–1944
  2. Sara Marzioli, Conservative and Internationalist: George S. Schuyler’s Pulp Fiction and the Imperialism of the Oppressed

United Nations

  1.  Mary L. Dudziak, The 1963 March on Washington: At Home and Abroad
  2. H. Timothy Lovelace, Making the World in Atlanta’s Image: The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Morris Abram, and the Legislative History of the United Nations Race Convention

Week 8

Anna Hartnell, “Re-reading America: Barack Obama” 

Jill Lepore, “Why We Need a New American National Story

Take (2) Implicit Bias Tests

Week 10

OAH, “Digital History Reviews

Week 15

Kwame Appiah, “Why Cosmopolitanism Matters