Odyssey: On the Shoulders of Giants, Part One

This course focuses on a number of social justice giants and critical movements or organizations from the 1940s to the present. Key topics include an examination of certain critical flash points in U.S. history that are strikingly similar to the years immediately leading up to, encompassing, and following the Obama presidency, with an eye to identifying the social, economic, and cultural forces that are at once the precipitants and undoing of these unique movements in time.

Course material will consist largely of films and documentaries and supplementary handouts. Highlights include such figures as Eleanor Roosevelt, Nancy Cunard, Anna Julia Cooper, Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, August Wilson, Robert Kennedy, James Baldwin, and others whose contributions define who and what America can be.

910.836.01 Homewood campus
Monday, Feb. 17 to March 23, 6:45 to 8:15 p.m.
Cost: $158

JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for 80% remission; spouse for 50%. A discount will not be applied if you register online. Contact 410-516-8516 for registration details.