There will be several online content modules related to struggles against anti-Black racism in Iowa. Participants will read articles and chapters related to the content, listen to podcast interviews with local experts and scholars, examine primary sources, and watch video documentaries. These content modules are available online and can be completed at learner's own pace. Multiple-choice exams and other online tasks will assess students’ knowledge of this content. This content will be available from July 1-31.
The specific content in this course includes exploring primary and secondary sources to answer the following questions:
- How did racial segregation begin in Iowa? How was it sustained?
- What strategies did people use to fight for racial justice, and which were most successful in bringing about greater equality in Iowa?
- How were Iowans involved in the national Civil Rights movement?
- How are Iowans fighting for racial justice and against racial segregation today?
An additional content module for teachers and undergraduate/graduate students will include a focus on pedagogical strategies related to teaching about the Civil Rights Movement.