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John Jay College of Criminal Justice


OER Course Conversion Projects


          OER for AFR 123

Justice, the Individual, and Struggle in the African American Experience



Required Textbook: Hine, Darlene Clark., Hine, W. C., & Harrold, S. (2017), The African American Odyssey, (Combined Volume, 7th edition). New Jersey: Prentice Hall. (ISBN- 9780134485355) 

*Although this book is not free, there is a low-cost, rental alternative for $24.99 as compared to the regular price of purchasing the text for $70.”

This course participates in the John Jay College’s Open Educational Resources (OER) program. OER is designed to reduce/eliminate the cost of course textbooks and reading materials. The textbook for this course can be rented at a reduced cost. The instructor may occasionally assign other authors and selected readings throughout the semester. In those instances, students will be provided instructions for how to access the reading materials via Blackboard announcements.

Supplemental Readings

The below readings are either library resources or open access, Internet resources

Black Atlantic Concept

 Black People in Colonial America

 Raising Expectations: Focus on Voices

African Americans in the New Nation

Free Black People in Antebellum America

 Black Resistance

 Freedom & Liberation

Failure of Reconstruction

White Supremacy

Early 20th Century African Americans