Students examine the overthrow of American segregation through several decades of agitation for civil rights. This seminar focuses primarily on the South, though students also discuss northern race relations. Primary accounts from the era constitute the assigned readings. Among the topics covered are the segregated South, Martin Luther King and his critics, the Black Power movement, and the rise of white backlash politics. Offered periodically. Counts toward race and ethnic studies and American studies majors and race and ethnic studies and Africa and the Americas concentrations.
Counts Toward Majors: American Studies, History, Race and Ethnic Studies
Counts Toward Concentrations: Africa and the Americas, Africa/African Diaspora, International Relations, Race and Ethnic Studies
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