African-American Studies 




African-Americans in American History

Saturday, June 15th-July 20th, 3:00pm

(meets for 1 hour once a week)

$60 per student

6 students maximum, minimum 1 student to run

Ages 10-14

Despite being the only major demographic which didn't come here voluntarily, Americans of African descent are essential to the American story. We’ll look at various dimensions of the African American past and present, including history, society, artists, athletes, inventors, and heroes.


Paul West teaches all of our African-American Studies courses.

About Paul:

Born and raised in New York City, Paul West is a graduate of New York University with a B.A. in History/Politics. At NYU, he was the head writer for the student periodical, Brownstone. He has worked at the Center for War, Peace and News Media, in addition to writing biographies and historical anecdotes for the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Paul is the Editor in Chief of Pdub’s Sports Hub, a middle school baseball & debate coach, and the author of First Cause: A Novel About Human Possibility. Paul has been a Mets, Knicks, and Rangers fan since the early ’80s.

Paul teaches Speculative Fiction and Society and African-American Studies on MTC.