The Long Civil Rights Movement in 20th-Century America|
AMST 296, HIST 272|
This course traces the major sites of protest, opposition, and resistance in African American history since 1920. 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.
Interpretation: Students will use analytical tools to explore a variety of interpretations and viewpoints.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM)(AMST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Leon Litwack, TROUBLE IN MIND
William Chafe, CIVILITIES AND CIVIL RIGHTS
Mary L. Dudziak, COLD WAR CIVIL RIGHTS; THE EYES ON THE PRIZE CIVIL RIGHTS READER
Howell Raines, MY SOUL IS RESTED
Michael Klarman, FROM JIM CROW TO CIVIL RIGHTS
Penial Joseph, WAITING 'TIL TE MIDNIGHT HOUR
Jeff Chang, CAN'T STOP, WON'T STOP
John Howard Griffin, BLACK LIKE ME
Additional short reading assignments. Reading list subject to change.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two essays, midterm exam, final exam/project.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Class discussion every third class.
|Instructor(s): Wright,Leah M. Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: FISK404; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 7||JR major: 6|| || |
|Seats Available: 10||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 4||SO: 5||FR: 0|