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The Long Civil Rights Movement in 20th-Century America

AFAM 151
Fall 2011
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: HIST 140
Certificates: The Study of Education

This course traces the major sites of protest, opposition, and resistance in African American history since 1896. By examining the development of the American Civil Rights Movement, this course complicates traditional understandings of black liberation struggles in America. Who were these civil rights activists? How did they unify? What were their priorities? How did they imagine black freedom? How did these events play out in public life? The readings and assignments facilitate a critical analytical approach to the 20th-century struggle for civil rights and racial equality in America.

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation, Writing
Students will use analytical tools to explore a variety of interpretations and viewpoints. Course participants will work on their writing skills through a variety of assignments and writing exercises.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS AFAM
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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