Tikvat Israel Congregation
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Introductory class on Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 18 at 10:00 am EST. Class continues to meet every Wednesday from Jan. 20 through Feb. 24 starting at 8:00 pm EST. 

The Zoom link will be provided when you register.

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This is an online event only.


Instructor: Mr. Jerome Price

The 7-session course will examine the history and culture of the African American experience, beginning and ending with a candid conversation and reflection on the recent nationwide and local protests sparked by the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. Participants will trace the struggle for African American equality on a range of topics, using oral presentations, analysis of both primary and secondary sources, and meaningful dialogue with one another. Participants of all ages and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to take part. 

Special Thanks to Betty and Cliff Fishman for their support in making this course available to us. 


Session 1: Monday, January 18, 2021 at 10:00 am (Kick-Off Session Martin Luther King Day)
Topic: 2020: Where Are We? A Conversation about the Nationwide and Rockville Protests

Session 2: Wednesday, January 20
Topic: Africa, The Birthplace of Humanity

Session 3: Wednesday, January 27
Topic: The History of Slavery & Reconstruction in the DMV

Session 4: Wednesday, February 3
Topic: The Birth of American Music (Blues, Jazz, & Gospel Music, Motown, and Hip Hop)

Session 5: Wednesday, February 10
Topic: The Black Freedom Struggle, 1947-1968 

Session 6: Wednesday, February 17
Topic: The 13th Amendment & American Criminal Justice System

Session 7: Wednesday, February 24
Topic: 2021: What Now? Black Lives Matter & Antiracism

All sessions will be available on Zoom. The Monday, January 18, session will be from 10:00 - 11:30 am EST. All Wednesday Sessions will be from 8:00 - 9:30 pm EST.  

This course is open to the public for a nominal fee of $54.
There is no charge for members of Tikvat Israel.