To Reconstruct the Nation *In-Person* *NEW*

Based on the December 2023 edition of “The Atlantic,” this course will explore our evolving and conflicted understanding of the critical period of Reconstruction after the Civil War, as well as its echoes in the present day. Featuring an 1866 essay by Frederick Douglass, as well as works by Anna Devere Smith, David Blight, Peniel Joseph, Drew Gilpin Faust and others, this issue challenges us to consider and understand the ghosts of our past, and to work to fully exorcise them now and in the future. Instructor will provide all material. Instructor: Joshua Frank



Start Date

May 9, 2024









4 Thursdays, 3:30-5:30pm. Begins May 9

This class will meet in-person at CCAE. Please view our In-Person Class Guidelines prior to enrolling.

Instructors: Joshua Frank


Joshua Frank

Joshua Frank has worked as an educator for twenty-nine years--as a teacher, an administrator and a trainer. He has designed and implemented innovative, data-based programs for at-risk middle and high school students, helping them to set and reach specific academic goals. He completed his Bachelor’s degree at UMass/Amherst, and Master’s degrees from UMass/Boston and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His areas of interest include working with at-risk students, fostering positive, effective teacher-student relationships, and promoting cultural competence and equity in schools. Josh’s 2007 Education Digest article, “When White Educators Discipline Students of Color,” was republished as a “classic” in the August 2015 Connections: The Journal of the National School Reform Faculty.