United States - washington D.C.

Black in D.C.   

SSRV 400  (COURSE CANCELED)                         Black in DC.png


May 2 - May 12, 2022 (virtual class)

May 16 - May 28, 2022 (Washington DC)

Enrollment limit


Course fee


Included in course fee

For DC portion of the course: housing, five group meals, public transportation pass (Metrorail and Metrobus); and entry fees for course based excursions.

Beyond course fee

Airfare ($300-$500) and out of pocket expenses ($900 - $1200)

Course Description

Join Campus Diversity and Inclusion as we spend May Term in Washington, D.C., to learn about the Black experience in the nation's capital, from D.C.'s earliest foundations through present day. The course will feature prominent guests' lectures in politics, academia, and the business community. Students will better understand the shifting landscape of D.C.'s Black communities and the ongoing work toward social justice. Participants will study how enslaved black men built the Capitol, the White House, and other important Washington structures and how these sites and institutions have shaped Black history and traditions in D.C. and throughout the country.

Additional Information

Information sessions: 

  • September 21st, 6 p.m. CDI Multicultural Center, Hunsaker, First floor
  • September 30th, 6 p.m. CDI Multicultural Center, Hunsaker, First floor

Applicable LAIs



Monique Stennis 

Peter Tupou