Black Freedom Struggle Since 1945

AFRI 1090 S01 [CRN: 25513]

Lecture course that examines the extended history of the mass civil rights movement in the U.S. Starting at World War II, we consider the roles of the courts, the federal and state governments, organizations, local communities, individuals and various activist strategies in the ongoing struggle for African American equality, focusing on African American agency, particularly in the South, but also in Boston, Mass. Sources include photographs, documentaries, movies, letters, speeches, autobiographies, and secondary readings. Requirements: Weekly readings, documentary viewings, 4 short papers, 2 exams.
Section specific notes:
As of now, this class will hold Tuesdays as a lecture day and Thursday as a discussion day. On discussion days depending on the number of on campus students we will meet in person and in zoom simultaneously. In addition to a live lecture there will be an additional taped lecture to view before the discussion and all readings will be due by discussion day.
Spring 2021
Credit Hours
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Primary Instructor
13:00 - 14:20 Tue, Thu - from Jan 20, 2021 to Apr 23, 2021
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