Erena Nakashima

This course explores the ubiquitous nature of Black history in American thoughts and culture across different periods. We will examine the role of individuals and organizations in shaping public perceptions of Black history through various practices such as world fairs, festivals, museums, libraries, schools, historic sites, and monuments. By analyzing the interplay between memory, space-making, and activism, students will gain a broader understanding of how Black history has been shaped, contested, and presented through diverse perspectives in public spheres.