This course traces the experiences of African American women against the backdrop of the triple perils of racism, sexism, and classism they have faced in American history. It examines not only how these negative forces have affected the lives of African American women, but also the strategies and avenues that they have employed in their multi-textured struggle for liberation.

The course also addresses key themes such as education, civil rights, welfare, poverty, childcare and health care in historical perspective.

This course is cross-listed with AFST 3031.