The Thirteenth Amendment, Reconstruction, and the Impact on African Americans Today

George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Trayvon Martin, Black Lives Matter.  Ever wonder how we got here?  The 13th Amendment, created to end slavery, is ground zero for the disenfranchisement and legalized marginalization of African American citizens.  If you are interested in discussing research, policy, and history such as Pig Laws, Jim Crow, Red Lining, and the Covenants, this is the course for you.  We will study how the 13th Amendment became pivotal in the continued disenfranchisement of African Americans in society today.  Come with an open mind and a willingness to hear and respect all voices as we lean into and discuss hard topics.

About Expand Your Mind

For Rising 8th-12th Grade Students

A Unique Experience on a College Campus

Expand Your Mind brings together talented students from across the Twin Cities, the nation, and the world for intensive learning and discovery during two 2-week summer sessions. Located on the beautiful campus of Macalester College, EYM challenges students academically while developing leadership skills, instilling self-confidence, and fostering lifelong friendships among like-minded peers.

Scroll to Top