How Did We Get Here? On Demand: Race Relations and African American History, Vol. 1, led by Hasan Kwame Jeffries, The Ohio State University

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This module is part of our How Did We Get Here? series, which has been designed to provide teachers with ready-made, classroom-friendly resources on topics in American history that are front-and-center in current events. This module, which is based on live sessions conducted on Zoom, features lectures on the era of Jim Crow and on the Long Civil Rights Movement by Professor Hasan Kwame Jeffries, along with expert advice for teaching these topics led by Tim Bailey and Corey Winchester. Topics examined include Black resistance to Jim Crow laws, historical memory of Jim Crow and White violence, and the "continuum of Black protest" (including Black nationalism, separatism, and nonviolence).


• Two lectures by Professor Hasan Kwame Jeffries

• Two pedagogy sessions with Master Teachers Tim Bailey and Corey Winchester

• A certificate of completion for four hours of professional development

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SCHOLAR: Hasan Kwame Jeffries is an associate professor of history at The Ohio State University where he teaches courses on the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements. Prof. Jeffries was born in Brooklyn, New York, and graduated summa cum laude from Morehouse College with a BA in history in 1994. At Morehouse, he was initiated into the Pi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He earned a PhD in American history with a specialization in African American history from Duke University in 2002. He taught for a year at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa before joining the faculty at The Ohio State University in 2003.

Jeffries is the author of Bloody Lowndes: Civil Rights and Black Power in Alabama’s Black Belt, which tells the remarkable story of the African American freedom movement in Lowndes County, Alabama, the birthplace of Black Power. He is also the editor of Understanding and Teaching the Civil Rights Movement, a collection of essays by leading civil rights scholars and teachers that explores how to teach the Civil Rights Movement accurately and effectively.