Humanity Proposal


Guidelines for the Proposal (100 points): A proposal offers a detailed and full description of your project (as best you know it at the time of writing) in no more than 2 pages. To succeed, students will need to find at least one source of information related to their topics. Students may work with their professors to identify areas of inquiry or may accept a topic and focus from the list. Understand that you are making a best effort to describe your project early on, but allow yourself to be open to growth and change as you conduct research and focus your intentions.

•Investigate the history of slavery and discuss the ways in which this history impacts contemporary society


In the late 17th century, Africans were shipped to Americas in thousands to work in the vast plantations as slaves. For more than 250 years, white landowners, mostly from the southern regions of the U.S., enslaved more than five million Africans (Elkins, 2013). Although slavery was abolished in about 150 years ago, the effects and the impacts are still evident today. Slavery has defined the social, political, and economic landscapes of modern America.