Oct 17, 2019  
2018-2019 Catalogue 
2018-2019 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 27521 - Black Women & the Black Freedom

Course Credit: 1
Black Women and the Black Freedom Black Women in the Black Freedom Struggle (BFS) spans the period from the late nineteenth century to the present. The course centers the activism of black women and examines the sundry ways race, class, gender, sexuality, and the nation challenged, expanded, and elevated Black America’s understanding of and pursuits for freedom. Using primary source material and scholarship about and by black women activists as an entryway, students will learn about black women activism on a range of issues across, stretching various eras and ideological perspectives, including the anti-lynching movement, the civil rights and black power eras, and presently during the Movement for Blacks Lives. Students will write a final paper that will reflect their historical understanding of black women in the BFS showcasing their expertise in historical knowledge, critical reasoning skills, and clear communication. [HSS]