HIST177 - AFRO AMER HIST 1876-PRES

Description: 
This course is a survey of African American History from the dawn of the twentieth century to the early period of the twentieth-first century. The course will have considerable emphasis on the roles of politics and culture during the modern period of the long black freedom struggle. It will explore major themes in African American history beginning with: the emergence of black organizing, lynching, and the emergence of the NAACP during the height of white supremacy in the dawn of the twentieth century, the implications of World War I, migration, and Garveyism on Black Nationalism during the 1920s, the economic necessity and political realignment of blacks during the Great Depression and the barrier of racial inequality during the New Deal, the implications of World War II and contested concepts of democracy and freedom, African Americans and the dilemma of American democracy during the Cold War era, black religion and the fight for desegregation, the reemergence of Black Nationalism and the demand for racial reform during the post-WWII era, the retreat from the Second Reconstruction, the global implications of racial inequality, to the rise of Obama and the question of post-racialism.
Instructors: 
HARRIS, CLEMMIE
Day and Time: 
TR 1200PM-0130PM
Room: 
MOORE BUILDING 212
Activity: 
LEC
Cross Listings: 
  • AFRC177401
Registration Notes: 
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR
  • Major Concentrations: American
  • Major/Minor requirements fulfilled: US