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African American Women's History

Taught by Dr. Betsy Jones Hemenway

This course will examine the history, experiences, and narratives of African American women from the period of slavery up to the present. We will explore the contributions of these women to the economy, culture, and society in America during the antebellum period and after the Civil War. We will also trace the activities of African American women throughout the twentieth century, focusing in particular on the lives of ordinary women.

  • Pre-requisites: HIST 1030 and HIST 1040
  • For more information: Dr. Hemenway at

Course begins: Spring 2003

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