03:00 PM to 04:15 PM TR
Section Information for Spring 2018
This course examines African American History in the United States from the end of Reconstruction to the present. Throughout the class, we study how African Americans responded to the racial segregation and discrimination that arose after the end of slavery and traces the formation of the modern civil rights movement. Topics covered include: the origins of Jim Crow segregation; the history of lynching; the Great Migration; the Harlem Renaissance; African Americans in the military during WWI, WWII, and Vietnam; black nationalism; the modern civil rights movement; debates about affirmative action; and the impact of mass incarceration on African Americans. The course uses secondary and primary historical sources such as film, literature, photography, and music to bring this history to life.