The Concept of Race


Four Sessions: Tuesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22; 1-3 PM

Location: Wesley Acres, 3520 Grand Ave., Des Moines

Enter under the green awning on the west side. Classes are in the theater. Parking is most likely to be available behind the main facility, on the east side, or in the “Bolton” lot (first lot on the right after entering from Grand). Consider parking on 36th or 37th St.

Cost: $48

Class Limit: 35


The course will examine the evolution of the concept of race as it has been defined by religion and events such as the American Revolution, the adoption of a Constitution, the Civil War and Reconstruction, World Wars I and II and the Civil Rights Movement.


Instructor Hal Chase grew up in legally segregated Frankfort, Kentucky. He learned about American civilization in the public schools and classrooms of Washington and Lee University, Stanford University and the University of Pennsylvania. Hal taught US and African-American history at Ball State University and DMACC. He has published articles and contributed to books, including Outside In: African-American History in Iowa (2001).


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