A study of the experiences of Black Meadville residents of the past, present, and future. Class readings distinguish between Black urban experiences and Black rural experiences. Students sift through archival records in Meadville, interview Black Meadville residents, and work in collaboration with Black Meadville residents to construct action oriented projects that highlight community assets and address needs. Course participants investigate the stories of Black public school students, recent residents, and long-term Meadville residents. By semester's end, Allegheny students understand the importance of critical citizenship and question which Meadville voices are vital to local, public discourse(s). Prerequisite: COMJ*160. Distribution Requirements: CL, PD.