Makael Burrell


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World History I, African-American & American History
Room 210

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can--Arthur Ashe

Sankofa US History is, simply put, a demanding yet exhilarating course that covers over 500 years of American history zeroing in on major events in US History and digging deeper through analyzing historical documents and formulating historical arguments. The unifying course theme is driven by essential questionings and enduring understandings. How did America go from a vast wilderness populated by diverse native tribes and struggling bands of European colonists to being one of the most powerful countries in the history of the world? This class is the story of America, start to finish...a story filled with birth, death, love, hate, greed, triumph, passion, war, struggle, survival...and much more

Sankofa African-American History is, simply put, examines the African American experience in the United States from the Trans-Atlantic slave trade to the Present. Prominent themes include the Middle Passage, the end of the Civil War and the beginning of Reconstruction; African Americans' urbanization experiences; the development of the modern civil rights movement and its aftermath; and the thought and leadership of Booker T. Washington, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Ella Baker, W.E.B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X.