There are two courses being offered at the Princeton Adult School that are relevant to racial issues and African American history. To register, click here.
RACIAL LITERACY IN THE CONTEXT OF DOMINATION AND PROGRESS
Instructor: Joy Barnes-Johnson, eqSTreaM educator focused on equity and representation in STEM classrooms
Tues., 7:00–8:30 pm, Feb. 12, 8 sessions (no class March 26)
This is an introductory course that explores the sociology of race. Although technically introductory, the content of the course requires levels of analysis that are complex and embrace intersectional discourse. The course will approach literacy using conventions of scholarship and media representation that seek to develop and transform skills, attitudes and dispositions. Shaped by various histories of race in the United States of America, legacies of whiteness and various counter-narratives that have defined race relations in the United States will be explored. A variety of theoretical and practical texts will be used to frame discussions exploring social justice agency, racial identity and formation.
I HEAR MY PEOPLE SINGING — VOICES OF AFRICAN AMERICAN PRINCETON: A GROUP READING AND DISCUSSION
Instructor: Kathryn Watterson, author. Penelope S. Edwards-Carter and Shirley Satterfield, moderators
Mon., 6:30–8:00 pm, Feb. 11, 6 sessions
I Hear My People Singing: Voices of African-American Princeton, written by Kathryn Watterson and published by Princeton University Press (2017), is a microcosm of American history. We live with a myth that slavery was in the South. This eye-opening book takes us into human bondage, segregation, and racial injustice in the North. It grew out of an oral history project that began in 1999 when Kitsi Watterson enlisted her Princeton University students to help her and her neighborhood partners save the stories of a generation who had grown up in the Jim Crow town of Princeton, New Jersey, where segregation was a way of life in the churches, schools, restaurants, stores, and on campus.