This course will examine the history of slavery in America, which began before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. It will continue through emancipation, segregation and two aspects of the Civil Rights movement in the twentieth century: the legal challenge of Thurgood Marshall and the moral challenge of Martin Luther King, Jr. Using three books, “Before the Mayflower”, “Simple Justice”, and “Parting the Waters” students will be assigned readings and view a DVD about Thurgood Marshall. They will be invited in the last class to join a guided tour at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh to explore the state’s collection of Blacks' contributions to North Carolina history. Lecture (plus questions). Facilitated Discussion. Listening to Music or Other Audio. Viewing Videos. Field Trip(s).