Harvard Crimson: "Dozens of Fall Courses Address Race, Inequality in America"

September 10, 2020
Harvard Crimson: "Dozens of Fall Courses Address Race, Inequality in America"

The Harvard Crimson recently spotlighted Fall courses at Harvard that aim to engage with the racial injustice in America after a summer of protests over anti-Black racism, including courses offered at HAA.

Associate Professor of African and African-American Studies and History of Art and Architecture Sarah E. Lewis ’01, who is teaching HAA274: “American Racial Ground” this semester, asks students to examine the relationship between visual art and the hyper-visuality of modern racial injustices.

In the course, Lewis contrasts “stand-your-ground” laws — which studies have shown disproportionately harm Black Americans — with the reclamation of “physical ground” through recently established landmarks like the National Memorial to Peace and Justice in 2018 and the creation of the Black Lives Matter Plaza last June.

The full article can be read on the Harvard Crimson website.