Curricular and Pedagogical Materials

Anti-racism syllabi, inclusive pedagogy materials, useful survey results on structural inequality to incorporate in class discussions, and digital resources on race, gender, sexuality, Indigeneity, disability and other aspects of diversity will be shared here.

Picture of a book cover for "A Pound of Flesh.".

Cover of a recommended reading: Dr. Daina Ramey Berry's award-winning book, "The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved from Womb to Grave, in the Building of a Nation." 

Reading List: Era of Slavery, Era of Emancipation

Readings provided by Prof. Nicholas K. Githuku and Prof. Vanessa M. Holden for a reading/discussion group open to the entire UB campus, sponsored by the UB Department of History, in conjunction with the Center for Diversity Innovation Distinguished Visiting Scholars.

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Material from Freedom on the Move Project.

Rediscovering the Stories of Self-Liberating People: A Database of Fugitives from American Slavery

On Feb. 11th, Dr. Vanessa Holden shared work on the Freedom of the Move Project with the UB community in an event sponsored by the UB DSSN and co-sponsored by the Departments of Africana and American Studies, Global Gender and Sexuality Studies, History, and the Center for Diversity Innovation. (Courtesy of DSSN, the presentation link will be available under "Archived Presentations.") Learn more about the project and Dr. Holden's collaborators and contributing institutions by clicking on the link below.

Store front window filled with signs supporting Black Lives Matter.

Courtesy of Prof. Patricia Matthew, the CHSS Working Group on Equity and Inclusion at Montclair State University

Black Lives Matter: A Syllabus

Materials shared by Dr. Patricia A. Matthew for faculty seeking to incorporate Black Lives Matter material and discussions into their courses.

Picture of Prof. Waverly Duck, smiling, standing on a street.

This course syllabus was developed by Prof. Waverly Duck, drawing on resources at the Univ. of Pittsburgh

Anti-Black Racism Course Syllabus

"This multidisciplinary course seeks to provide a broad overview of this rich and dynamic history. Built around the expertise of Pitt faculty and Pittsburgh area activists, this course will introduce students to the established tradition of scholarship focused on the Black experience and Black cultural expression. It also seeks to examine the development, spread, and articulations of anti-Black racism in the United States and around the world. The course will grapple with three key areas of inquiry: the roots, ideology, and resistance to anti-Black racism."