Headshot of Vickie DonaldsonThe course will provide a historical and contemporary overview of the issues of race, its impacts on poverty and its manifestations of protest in contemporary America. Presented in two (2) parts, the course will utilize an updated portion of an inaugural course offering, from 1968 and 1969, by the late Dr. Robert Curvin, a pioneering scholar at Rutgers-Newark. The course will be taught by a member of Rutgers-Newark's inaugural class in 1968. The original course was offered as an evening class in the Extension Division. No African American History courses were available at the course inception.

Part 2 of the course will present a 50-year retrospective using Dr. Curvin's book, Inside Newark: Decline, Rebellion, and the Search for Transformation. The source reference will be the materials utilized in the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Liberation of Conklin Hall. An overview and retrospective will utilize materials presented at the 40th and 50th Anniversary of Conklin Hall videos and documents. The course also will include occasional presentations by persons who have participated in helping to define Newark today as an emerging community.


Race, Poverty, and Protest 
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00am-11:20am
with Vickie Donaldson in Conklin 346
Course number: 21:512:226:01
(cross-listed as 21:014:302:02)