04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T
Johnson Center 240A
Section Information for Fall 2019
The conflict between the Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois camps over strategies to address the black condition has dominated scholarship of the African American experience between the end of Reconstruction and the ascendancy of Jim Crow segregation. Through the use of primary and secondary literature this course presents a more complex and nuanced portrayal of the black response to the deterioration of black political and social status and the continuation of economic oppression following the reconciliation of Northern and Southern whites with the Compromise of 1877. Paying close attention to racial, gender, class, and regional differences as well as the influence of a slave or free status past on the shaping of leadership, the course investigates ideological questions concerned with various strains of African American thought and activism. The course examines the activism within the larger context of social and political changes happening in the US from Reconstruction to World War I.
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Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.
Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.