Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:00-3:20 PM
This course is cross-listed with AFST 2014.
This course surveys major themes in African American History from the start of the Civil War through Reconstruction’s “long emancipation”-when African Americans were afforded some political rights-through the Jim Crow era when those rights were stripped away and the Civil Rights Movement when they waged a valiant struggle to be included as first-class citizens.
Students will explore not only how freedom expanded and contracted for African Americans across time and place but the various strategies of protest and self-expression they used to gain equality and justice.
History students must enroll under HIST 2014 for the course to count for the Major or Minor.