Lesson series

African American History: Beginnings to Reconstruction

This course is an introduction to African origins in America, from the the rich histories and diverse cultures of African peoples from antiquity, to Europeans making the first steps toward an Atlantic slave trade in the 1440s and culminating with Civil War and Reconstruction in the mid-1800s after 200 years of enslavement for African people in America.
Building a Legacy Through Knowledge.

What's included?

  • 4 Modules
  • 1 Certification
  • 4 Discussion Forums
  • 5 Videos
  • Course Workbook available

Practical approach

Modular asynchronous, self-paced online course delivery with unlimited access to courses designed to interrogate Black history, using critical thinking skills, logic, and reasoning to develop a global perspective.

Personal development

Having historical context to make the connections between the past, present and impending future puts you in a position to understand the world around you. Using this knowledge you will develop and improve your unique place in it.

Meet the instructor

Elizabeth Leiba

Elizabeth Leiba is a published writer, with a Bachelor of Science in journalism from the University of Florida. She also holds a MBA from the University of Phoenix, and a Master's degree in English from Western New Mexico University, in Silver City, New Mexico.

Over the past fifteen years Elizabeth has worked as an English Professor both face to face and online for various public and private college and universities. Most recently, she has worked as the Director of Instructional Design & Innovation for Center Education Group.

Elizabeth’s newest adventure has been as an Author with her bestselling book, I'm Not Yelling: A Black Woman's Guide to Navigating the Workplace. Her second book, Protecting My Peace: A Black Woman's Guide to Ancestral Self-Care & Healing.

Elizabeth Leiba - Course Author