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2018-2019 Catalogue 
2018-2019 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 10168 - Modern Civil Rights Movements

Course Credit: 1
MODERN CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENTS In this course we will address contemporary questions about race and racism by looking back at whence we came - the civil rights and black power movements. While the course will introduce students to familiar events, we will also learn about less familiar leaders, such as Ella Baker, and organization based in the north and the west as well as the ways these movements mirrored anti-colonial and nationalist movements across the globe. Thus, we will use civil rights and black power writings and scholarship as a vehicle for students to learn about the variety of the struggles and concerns, historical approaches, and scholarly debates within the larger fields of civil rights and black power studies. [C, HSS]