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Black Lives Matter protests have emerged in countries around the world, revealing the ways global black experience is interconnected. In this course, we explore those interconnections through culture, which can tell as rich a history of a people as a conventional textbook. Through such cultural expressions as food, comedy, dance and music, we learn about key histories of black people from Africa to the US, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. As you travel virtually through global black culture, you will gain deeper understanding of major historical events that have shaped Africana experience in the modern era. You will learn how political movements of the past and today are inscribed in culture. You will also understand how commonalities connect black people across cultures, despite the particularities that makes each individual black culture unique.

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