• Academic Credits: 3
  • SAS Core: HST, CCD

Core: HST, CCD

This course examines the history of policing in Black communities from its origins in colonial slavery to the present. It reveals how Black people’s desire for freedom from slavery led fearful local, state, and federal authorities to establish a complex web of laws, policies and social practices that monitored and governed Black people’s lives, laying a durable foundation for systems of racial and social control that continue to exist in modified forms in contemporary society