2019 Spring Class

The Racial Divide in America and Elsewhere

Instructor: Grace Leonard

Thursdays •  3/21-5/9 • 1:00-3:00 PM

Location: Jewett 189

There are many aspects that divide us culturally, socially and biologically from each other as we try to surmount the complex issues of color, race and ethnicity. Using National Geographic’s special edition on Black and White, we will study and discuss these matters of diversity. We must rethink what we have been taught to believe about race, especially as it applies to the geopolitical world in which we live. The book, Cry the Beloved Country, and Life Magazine’s Special Edition on Mandela will serve as the backdrop for comparing apartheid in South Africa with the racial divide in America. Texts provided. Classroom

Class size 5-12 students
5 seats remaining


Grace Leonard is a Professor Emerita of Psychology and Mental Health at the University of Maine at Augusta. During her tenure at UMA, she served as an Academic Dean, a Department Chair of Social Sciences and a Professor. She considers her focus to be Community Mental Health. She also serves on several community based boards and committees in the greater Augusta community.