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Understanding Racism with Albert Cook (4 of 4)

Ashokan’s Monday After-School/Homeschool Virtual Field Trip Series


5pm EST on Mondays in April

How do we understand racism in America? The Ashokan Center is honored to present a dynamic, four-part, live online history series with educator Albert Cook, Mondays in April at 5pm. Each 60 minute lesson will explore a specific area of our shared history and the resulting deep cultural challenges we face today. Albert is an experienced high-school teacher and inspiring speaker, adept at connecting the dots between the past and present. This series is geared towards Ages 12+, or younger if accompanied by an adult. Adults are also welcome. $12 per lesson (includes archival access to all four.)
4/5 What is Race, Where Did Whiteness Originate?
4/12 Race & Sports
4/19 Race & Music
4/26 Origins of The N Word and Its Modern Use

Albert Cook has been a member of the Social Studies Department at New Paltz High School for 23 years, where he currently teaches World History, AP American History, and Black History. Mr. Cook is also an instructor in the Urban Education Initiative at Vassar College, where he’s co-taught classes on the Legacy of Dr. King, the History of Black Voter Disenfranchisement, and the History and Legacy of Mass Incarceration. He has lectured throughout the region on issues surrounding the history of African Cultures and the development of Race and Racism in North America

To preview some of the material that will be covered in these classes, we recommend you check out Albert Cook’s recently archived appearances on Radio Kingston!

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